Orange County DUI Checkpoints 7/29/17
These are the Orange County DUI Checkpoints 7/29/17, and for the whole weekend. There were checkpoints announced in the cities of Westminster, Anaheim, and Laguna Niguel
Westminster DUI Checkpoint
The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Westminster Area, have announced via an Orange County DUI checkpoint press release that they will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license checkpoint on July 29, 2017, within an unincorporated area of Orange County.
Our Westminster DUI lawyers know that means that it will not actually be in the City of Westminster, but likely closer to the unincorporated areas near Huntington Beach. Check out our Huntington Beach DUI information and Westminster DUI Information pages for updated information on DUI cases in those cities.
Anaheim DUI Checkpoint
Our Anaheim DUI Attorneys have learned that there is a DUI Checkpoint in Anaheim, as announced by the City of Anaheim and their DUI Enforcement efforts.
The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers’ License Checkpoint tomorrow night, July 28, 2017, on Brookhurst St north of Ball Rd between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M.
Laguna Niguel DUI Checkpoint
There is a DUI Checkpoint in Laguna Niguel announced by the Orange County Sheriff’s DUI Enforcement Team. The OC Sheriff’s Department intends to hold a DUI Checkpoint and Suspended Driver’s License Checkpoint this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) drivers as part of the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.
The checkpoint will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, to 3 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017. Check our Laguna Niguel DUI information page for information on how Laguna Niguel DUI cases are handled.
Why are there DUI checkpoints in Orange County?
Although repeated studies have shown not only that DUI checkpoints do not work, they are substantially less effective at ridding the road of drunk drivers than saturation patrols are. However, since both the Federal government (through NHTSA) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) give substantial funding to pay officer overtime for DUI checkpoints, and not to saturation patrols, and also because of contributions and pressure from MADD, (and in addition, previously because seizure of cars not involved in DUI meant thousands of dollars for police agencies, as shared with police impound lots), DUI checkpoints will continue, including the Orange County DUI Checkpoints 7/29/17, no matter how ineffective they are statistically proven to be.
Are DUI Checkpoints legal in California?
Yes. California DUI case law, including the Ingersoll case in California, make them legal, as long as certain guidelines are adhered to. Hopefully, the Orange County DUI Checkpoints 7/29/17 will be in compliance.
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