Anaheim, Irvine and Santa Ana Run DUI Checkpoints Tonight

Orange County’s three largest cities run DUI checkpoints tonight, and each corresponding police agency is providing the location of their operation.

The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit conducts its DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the area of Magnolia and Crescent avenues from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.

That’s the same starting time for the Irvine Police Department sobriety checkpoint (8 p.m.), but it only runs through 2 a.m. in the area of Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive.

The Santa Ana Police Department checkpoint starts at 9:30 p.m. and runs through is scheduled to 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of West Warner Avenue.

The three operations have this in common: Drivers caught driving impaired can expect arrest, jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 (not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out … oh, snap, I mentioned it).

Funding for these checkpoints is provided to each police department by California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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