Orange County DUI checkpoints are common during the holiday season. A recent Orange County DUI Checkpoint resulted in seven arrests. Out of over 5,700 drivers that went through DUI checkpoints in two cities this weekend, seven people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs were arrested during DUI checkpoints in Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa, both on Friday night, according to press releases from the respective police departments.
Of the 3,252 vehicles that passed through the Costa Mesa checkpoint on Harbor Boulevard at Flower Street between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., 289 vehicles were selected for screening. Eighteen DUI investigations were performed, four drivers were arrested for drunken driving and six were cited or arrested for driving without a license. The checkpoint was conducted by Costa Mesa Police Department jointly with the California Highway Patrol.
Huntington Beach police arrested one driver for drunken driving and two more for driving under the influence of drugs. The Huntington Beach checkpoint screened 883 of the 2,535 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint at Beach Boulevard and Speer avenue between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Five field sobriety tests were given, five citations were issued for driving without a license and another five arrests were made for outstanding warrants, according to the Huntington Beach news release. That means that Orange County DUI Checkpoints result in seven arrests.
Huntington Beach Police Department expects to conduct another checkpoint in the near future, and Newport Beach has a DUI checkpoint scheduled for Wednesday, December 21st.