There will be a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in Santa Ana tonight (that’s Friday, Nov. 8). The checkpoint goes up at 9 p.m. and should shut down at 2:30 a.m. It will take place around 400 North Fairview Street in Santa Ana.
“The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impairment to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected o f alcohol or drug impairment,” states a Nov. 7 news release from the Santa Ana PD. “All checkpoints are conducted in accordance with the guidelines for DUI checkpoint operations outlined in the California Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll v. Palmer.”
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, which is administered through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.