The Anaheim Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint near Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Officers will momentarily delay motorists as they look for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and check for proper licensing.
The checkpoint, run by the department's Traffic Unit, is intended to raise awareness as much as it is to take drunk drivers off the streets.
To avoid jail time, court time, fines, lawyer fees and embarrassment and/or possible job loss, cops suggest planning ahead if you must imbibe and travel. Cabs, Uber, Left, designated drivers or your own two feet are great alternatives to getting behind the wheel while blasted.
The California Office of Traffic Safety Designated Driver VIP (DDVIP) mobile app, which is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices, includes a “Map a Spot” feature that directs users from their current location to DDVIP partnering establishments in the area. These bars and restaurants offer free stuff to designated drivers.
The same state office is funding Anaheim's checkpoint, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.