Heads up: Irvine Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight (that’s July 12) in the area of Culver Drive and Irvine Boulevard. The checkpoint will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected for further screening on a pre-set basis to ensure objectivity,” states a July 11 news release from the Irvine PD. “Motorists will be greeted and given information about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Trained officers will direct suspected impaired drivers to a secondary area for further evaluation. Most motorists will experience little or no delay.”
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.