There are DUI checkpoints in Santa Ana tonight and in Irvine Saturday night.
The Santa Ana Police Department operation runs Friday from 9 p.m. through 2:30 a.m. in the area of 200 S. Grand Ave.
The Irvine Police Department sobriety stop is Saturday from 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. in the area of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway.
Both checkpoints are staffed by officers trained in detecting drug and alcohol impairment, and just because recreational weed is legal in California or a doctor prescribed you painkiller that does not mean you’ll escape Johnny Law should you be driving under the influence.
Each cop shop funds its DUI enforcement operations with California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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