DUI Checkpoint and Roving Patrols announced in OC
DUI Checkpoint and Roving Patrols announced in OC (Orange County) for August 21, 2020, and through Labor Day Weekend
Orange County law enforcement has a DUI Checkpoint and Roving Patrols announced in OC that are planned for this month through Labor Day Weekend.
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 checkpoints 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 Checkpoint and Roving Patrols announced in OC for this month:
Orange County Roving Patrols
One of the Orange County Sheriff’s Press releases (image above) states the following: “
“The [OC] Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol from
Aug. 21 through the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 7) looking for suspected impaired drivers. The increased efforts to address impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Dana Point DUI Checkpoint
One of the Orange County DUI Checkpoints is the Dana Point DUI Checkpoint, scheduled for August 21, 2020, from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am within the City of Dana Point. Our Dana Point DUI Information.
According to California DUI caselaw, 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.