The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint from 8 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.
In the area of Bake Parkway and Rockfield Boulevard.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research “has shown that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunken driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent,” according to a release from the police department.
“IPD publicizes these highly visible sobriety checkpoints to deter impaired drivers, encourage the use of sober designated drivers, and bring increased awareness to the consequences of impaired driving.”
The checkpoint, the seventh in a series of 10 the IPD promises through September, is paid for with grant funding awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the NHTSA.