DUI Checkpoints: Laguna Hills Tonight, Irvine Saturday Night

Don’t drive if the road looks like this.

UPDATE, NOV. 16, 1:10 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will run a checkpoint somewhere in Laguna Hills from 7 tonight through 3 a.m.

Meanwhile, the Anaheim Police Department says it was will among the agencies participating in the Thanksgiving holiday Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.

From Thursday to Monday, Nov. 22-26, one of the busiest travel times of the year, Anaheim cops will be looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts.

ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 16, 6:28 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint Saturday from 8:30 p.m. through 2 a.m.

It will be in the area of Culver Drive and Irvine Boulevard, the department announced.

Why? The IPD cites National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research that has shown high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunken driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.

The checkpoint is being carried out with the use of grant funding awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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.

2 Replies to “DUI Checkpoints: Laguna Hills Tonight, Irvine Saturday Night”

  1. Irvine police hold sobriety checkpoints Citywide every night. Orange County’s most overzealous police agency has a low threshold for probable cause. They get rewarded for # of DUI arrests but not for convictions. Give them greater incentive to arrest first and investigate the facts later.

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