There will be a DUI/drivers license checkpoint starting at 8 tonight in Anaheim. An hour later, there's one in Santa Ana. (Locations of each follow after the jump.) Also at 9 tonight, special "saturation" patrols begin in Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. All these anti-DUI operation ... More >>
The police departments of Garden Grove and Santa Ana hold separate DUI/drivers license checkpoints from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.
Somewhere in the mean streets of Laguna Beach starting at 9 Saturday night, police will be screening drivers to make sure they are sober and properly licensed.
Orange County's "Avoid the 38 DUI Task Force"--the number referring to how many law enforcement agencies are part of it--is literally pulling out all the stops this Memorial Day weekend. The anti-boozy and -druggy driving campaign kicked off with a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in Newport Beach la ... More >>
A long holiday weekend of DUI enforcement throughout Orange County kicks off with a checkpoint tonight in Newport Beach.
The Tustin Police Department's Traffic Unit holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint and the Orange County Sheriff's Department's DUI Task Force will be out in force in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita tonight.
See the update at the end of this post with details on Anaheim's Saturday night checkpoint. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 18, 6:09 A.M.: The Newport Beach Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. The location of the operation has not been disclosed.
The Santa Ana Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while their counterparts in Irvine have one set Saturday night. Also tonight, special patrols of Orange County sheriff's deputies are scheduled to flood streets of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
The Garden Grove and Long Beach police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints in their respective cities Saturday night. No exact location for either operation was initially released.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department gets a jump on St. Patrick's Day tonight with its DUI Task Force holding a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday somewhere in the city of Mission Viejo. Meanwhile, on the coast, Laguna Beach Police conduct "saturation patrols," wh ... More >>
Slow traffic Friday evenings in Lake Forest and Costa Mesa is nothing new, but part of the delays on two streets in these cities tonight will be caused by sobriety checkpoints. Neither location was announced for the Orange County sheriff's operation in Lake Forest from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department's Traffic Unit is conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoints from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday near Brookhurst Street and Garden Grove Boulevard. But wait, there's another one in the city where I do not recall stumbling upon gardens or groves during the sa ... More >>
Ah, with anti-DUI fever hot-hot-hot with Orange County law enforcement this weekend, there even seem to be a couple checkpoints going up earlier than usual. Witness tonight's at Jamboree Road and Santa Barbara Drive in Newport Beach and an undisclosed location in Seal Beach.
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with results from the first weekend of the "Avoid the 38" campaign against drunken driving through Labor Day, plus Costa Mesa's checkpoint plans. Update Nos. 1 and 2 were on past sobriety stops in Irvine and Seal Beach. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 16, 8 A.M.: There was a brief lu ... More >>
Tustin is running a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. That's the same day and start time for DUI saturation patrols in Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, although those Sheriff's Department operations continue through 3 a.m. Saturday. Neither law ... More >>
Look for orange cones, flashing lights and, if necessary, a ride in Irvine and Garden Grove tonight as police departments in both cities run DUI checkpoints tonight. Over in Laguna Beach, saturation patrols will be deployed Saturday night in areas known for drunken driving arrests, collisions and f ... More >>
It's not a holiday weekend nor days of non-holiday celebrating like the ones for ol' St. Patrick, but cops will nonetheless be out in force with DUI checkpoints and other enforcement operations aimed at removing boozy and druggy drivers from roads.These kick off tonight with sobriety stops in Santa ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with results from the joint Costa Mesa Police Department and California Highway Patrol checkpoint Friday night. Update No. 1 on the next page had Anaheim Police announcing its DUI checkpoint that night.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 24, 8 A.M.: Another long holiday weeke ... More >>
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The Garden Grove Police Department is scheduled to hold a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.Your guess is as good as mine as to where exactly vehicles will be stopped as the agency isn't disclosing the location.
See the update at the end of this post with the checkpoint results released by Costa Mesa cops.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake Forest starting at 6 tonight, while Costa Mesa kicks in with its own two hours later.Neith ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with arrest totals from Sunday's Super Bowl DUI crackdown.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 1, 5:14 P.M.: Behold Super Bowl Sunday: the pageantry, the competition, the entertainment, the parties, the law enforcement officers following around weave-y drivers in a combined eff ... More >>
I'm sure glad the Weekly moved from its former HQ in Santa Ana. I'd take Fairview Street south from Civic Center Drive to get home, which means if I worked late tonight and my office was still where it used to be, I'd be cruising through a Santa Ana Police Department DUI checkpoint.Not that we drink ... More >>
The multi-agency "Avoid the 38" Anti-DUI Task Force has released its winter schedule, which includes DUI checkpoints from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in Seal Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.Exact intersections were not revealed.
Anyone taking that weird Laguna Niguel to Costa Mesa route this evening, with an overnight stop before heading on to Garden Grove Saturday night, will want to take extra care as three law enforcement agencies are running sobriety checkpoints in those towns those nights. Tonight's locations are undis ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about a commenter to our original post being correct about the checkpoint location being in a minority neighborhood and stats from the police department.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 5, 6:09 A.M.: Sobriety checkpoints: they're not just for weekends and holidays any more. ... More >>
The Costa Mesa Police Department says its running a sobriety checkpoint but--surprise, surprise--as is norm for that particular cop shop, they aren't saying where it will be.So maybe drive around until you find it?They are saying when it will be . . .
Over an 18-day period culminating in Labor Day, 843 people were arrested for driving under the influence, according to Orange County's "Avoid the 38" sobriety task force.That compares with 856 DUI arrests over the same period last year.One person died in a DUI-related crash over the 18 days, compare ... More >>
Labor Day weekend has creeped up, and so has the countywide Labor Day weekend enforcement against boozing drivers on the road.Besides saturation patrols in Orange County's four corners--are there four?--Brea and San Juan Capistrano have DUI checkpoints tonight and Buena Park conducts another Saturda ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department is holding a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma.It's just one of several anti-DUI enforcement efforts planned around Orange County through Labor Day (Sept. 3).
You know Anaheim Police have a thing for parolees.This month, cops there are also keeping an eye out especially for unlawful motorcyclists.So, if you are a parolee on a bike . . .
See end of post for details on Fourth of July holiday DUI arrests, injuries and deaths so far, and a new checkpoint announced in Villa Park.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 9:38 A.M.: Orange County law enforcement has big plans for the Fourth of July as it is anticipated fireworks won't be the only thing lit. ... More >>
To herald the arrival of Stinko de Drinko weekend, the CHP, Garden Grove Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department are deploying saturation patrols tonight.Saturation in this case does not define the human pickling that will take place in bars, pubs and house parties across Orange Cou ... More >>
Sloppy roadways should keep you from getting your drinky-winky on before climbing behind the wheel tonight, Friday the 13th. If you're in Garden Grove, here's another reason you and Sailor Jerry should stay inside: Police will saturate the streets like raindrops beginning at 7 tonight. "If you drive ... More >>
The Costa Mesa Police Department is running a DUI checkpoint Saturday night.As is agency policy, the location of the operation is not being released.Wherever it is, it's scheduled to run from 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. Sunday.
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 4:27 P.M.: According to a release this afternoon from the Anaheim Police Department, that agency and 13 others are taking part in the previously announced countywide law enforcement patrols targeting drunken drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. That now makes it an "Avoid the 26" operati ... More >>
Buena Park holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while roving patrol for drunken drivers will be conducted in Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.The checkpoint runs from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma Avenue.
Sobriety checkpoint fever heats up tonight in Buena Park and Saturday night in Westminster.Buena Park Police's DUI/drivers license stop will be at the intersection of Stanton Avenue and Beach Boulevard from 7 tonight to 3 a.m. Saturday. Cops there note that over the past three years, DUI collisio ... More >>
UPDATED, MAY 9, 8:39 A.M.: Besides reporting no significant traffic delays, the Irvine Police Department released the following statistics from Friday night's sobriety checkpoint at Campus Drive and Bridge Road: Vehicles stopped: 545Sobriety tests: 9DUI arrests: 2Citations issued: 10
The Costa Mesa Police Department hopes one good sobriety checkpoint deserves another.From 6 tonight to midnight Thursday, officers will stop vehicles in the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue and check to ensure drivers are licensed and not under the influence of something.Another operation runs from ... More >>
It's beginning to look a lot like a DUI enforcement weekend, as roving patrols and at least two sobriety checkpoints are scheduled.Meanwhile, Irvine police are warning drivers to be extra cautious around the weekend Persian New Year celebrations at Mason Park.But, before we get to the mean street ... More >>
If you're thinking of snaking through Garden Grove to avoid Anaheim's DUI checkpoint Saturday night (or vice versa) think again: Police from both towns will be stopping cars in search of unlicensed drivers and drunks behind the wheel.First up is Anaheim, at 100 E. Lincoln Ave. between the hours o ... More >>
Update, December 17, 2:46 p.m.: Irvine Police announce a DUI checkpoint for Saturday night (weather permitting). Details on next page.Update, December 17, 12:11 p.m.: Two more DUI checkpoints will be held tonight, in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach.The Seal Beach operation runs from 6 tonight ... More >>
The first of four DUI/drivers license checkpoints conducted by the Garden Grove Police Department is tonight at 13201 Magnolia St.The operation begins at 9 p.m. and continues until 3 a.m. Saturday.The goal, says the department, is to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-invol ... More >>
CORRECTION: Goddamn Mayan calendar! Uh, the first of two DUI/Drivers License checkpoints over the next four days will be held from 6 to 11 tonight--as in TONIGHT, Sept. 16.The boys and girls in blue will be at Harbor Boulevard and--jeebus chrysanthemum--Gisler Avenue!?! That be waaaaay too close ... More >>
Sobriety checkpoints: They aren't just for weekends anymore.That's right, rummies, Costa Mesa Police have chosen tonight to hold a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint.Find out the times and intersection to avoid after the jump . . .
In case you saw our warning about all the DUI checkpoints and "saturation" patrols that smothered Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend and thought to yourself, "I'll just wait a weekend to get my drink on and drive," think again, Tipsy.The Fullerton and Garden Grove police departments ar ... More >>
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