Orange County DUI Checkpoints May 4-5, 2018
Orange County law enforcement have a number of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols that are planned for this weekend.Orange County DUI Checkpoints May 4-5, 2018. Remember that you should avoid the long waits and traffic tie-ups from DUI checkpoints, but also can avoid being arrested for DUI in Orange County at a DUI checkpoint by doing any one of the following:
Having a designated driver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_driver
Drinking while keeping your blood alcohol level below the legal limit; https://www.expertlawfirm.com/how-not-to-get-a-dui/
Avoiding any prescription drugs, narcotics; https://www.expertlawfirm.com/drug-dui/
Using Lyft; https://www.lyft.com/cities
Using Uber; https://www.uber.com/
Using California’s DDVIP App; http://www.ots.ca.gov/pdf/DDVIP-App.pdf; or
Not drinking, consuming any narcotics or drugs, or not driving.
Unfortunately, the statistics show that DUI checkpoints are a bad idea, and do not work to keep drunk drivers off the road, especially when compared to the much much more effective saturation patrols. Even the police admit as much. Consider the following comment from a police officer from social media:
“Cop here! DUI check points are not about catching drunk drivers. DUI checkpoints are a dog and pony show… their sole purpose is to be public events, that is why they must be announced ahead of time by law. It’s long been known in the law enforcement community that the best way to “fight” drunk driving is by saturation patrols, or, cars that do nothing but hunt/respond to drunk drivers. Feel free to make this as public as possible.”
The following are the DUI Checkpoints in Orange County announced for this weekend:
Newport Beach DUI Checkpoint Saturation Patrols
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is actually saturatio patrol activity — the Newport Beach Police DUI Saturation Patrols are scheduled on both May 4, 2018, and May 5, 2018, from 6 pm to 3 am within the City of Newport Beach. In the past, DUI checkpoints in Newport Beach have been on Santa Barbara Avenue near Fashion Island, or near MacArthur or Jamboree and Pacific Coast Highway, or leaving the Balboa Peninsula on Newport Boulevard. The police announced Saturation Patrols in Newport Beach, which are specially trained and equipped officers out looking for drunk drivers. Our Newport Beach DUI Information Page.
Anaheim DUI Checkpoint
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is the Anaheim DUI Checkpoint, scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9 pm to 3 am on Lincoln and Anaheim Boulevard in the City of Anaheim. As announced on the Anaheim PD’s Facebook page. Our Anaheim DUI Information Page.
Orange DUI Checkpoint
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is the Orange DUI Checkpoint, scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9 pm to 3 am at 300 The City Drive, across from the Outlets in Orange, as announced on the Orange PD’s Facebook Page. Our Orange DUI Information Page.
Garden Grove DUI Checkpoint
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is the Garden Grove DUI Checkpoint, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8 pm to 3 am in the City of Garden Grove, as announced via press release from the Garden Grove Police Department. Our Garden Grove DUI Information Page.
Buena Park DUI Checkpoint
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is the Buena Park DUI Checkpoint, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8 pm to 3 am in the City of Buena Park, as announced via press release from the Garden Grove Police Department.
According to California DUI case law, DUI checkpoints are legal in California, although they have to meet certain strict criteria, including advance publicity, which is how we find out about DUI checkpoints in Orange County.
If you need the help of a DUI attorney Orange County who is experienced in handling DUI checkpoints cases, we can help you, or your loved one. Consult with us today.