DUI Checkpoints in Anaheim, Irvine, La Habra, and Santa Ana
DUI Checkpoints in Anaheim, Irvine, La Habra, and Santa Ana announced by law enforcement for this weekend as follows:
Anaheim DUI Checkpoint:
The Anaheim Police Department is calling their checkpoint tomorrow a DUI/drivers license checkpoint, and it will take place in the area of Magnolia and Crescent avenues from 8:00 p.m. tonight, July 22, 2016, through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Irvine DUI Checkpoint:
The DUI checkpoint in Irvine will be conducted Friday, July 22, 2016, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the area of Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive, as announced by the Irvine Police Department Irvine DUI Arrest Force.
La Habra DUI Checkpoint
The La Habra Police Department announced a DUI checkpoint tonight (July 22nd, 2016) in the City of La Habra, from 9:45pm to 3:00 p.m., at an undisclosed location.
Santa Ana DUI Checkpoint
The Santa Ana Police Department DUI checkpoint starts tonight, July 22, 2016, at 9:30 p.m. and runs through 2:30 a.m. Saturday, in the 500 block of West Warner Avenue in the City of Santa Ana. (Note that the press release linked says that the Santa Ana police are “STEPING” up law enforcement in Santa Ana for DUI checkpoints.
We have written about and noted how DUI Checkpoints don’t work. They are not effective at anything but spending grant money, but since all the funding from the State and Federal government rewards DUI checkpoints, instead of the more effective Saturation Patrols, the DUI checkpoints continue.
Are DUI Checkpoints legal? Yes, as long as they adhere to certain legal requirements. The Ingersoll decision requires that there be advance notice and a plan that is non discriminatory in checking for persons that might be driving under the influence.
If you’re interested in what happens once convicted of a DUI, whether in an Orange County DUI Checkpoints or otherwise, find out how much a first time DUI can cost.