Labor Day weekend has creeped up, and so has the countywide Labor Day weekend enforcement against boozing drivers on the road.
Besides saturation patrols in Orange County's four corners–are there four?–Brea and San Juan Capistrano have DUI checkpoints tonight and Buena Park conducts another Saturday night.
The Brea Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department, which patrols San Juan Capistrano, have not announced the locations of their stops, which run during the same hours: 6 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.
Buena Park's DUI/drivers license checkpoint is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday near Beach Boulevard and 10th Street.
The “Avoid the 38” task force previously announced there would also be checkpoints in Cypress and Placentia some time between Aug. 17 and this Monday, Sept. 3.
Law enforcement agencies in Laguna Beach, Westminster, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Anaheim, Orange and Tustin and at UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton planned to flood streets known for DUI-related citations and collisions with patrols through Monday, “Avoid the 38” previously revealed.
More on that–and some controversy about these operations–here:
Grant funds for DUI checkpoints, patrols and stings come from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.