The SAPD is conducting a DUI and Drivers License checkpoint this Saturday night

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Sat., July 8th, 2017, 9:30PM to 2:30AM, 500 W. Warner Street


The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday July 8th, 2017. It will begin at 9:30 PM and is scheduled to conclude at 2:30 AM. It will be conducted in the area of 500 West Warner Street, in the City of Santa Ana.

The primary purpose of a DUI Checkpoint is to deter impaired driving, not to increase arrests. All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as ensuring drivers have a valid driver’s license. The DMV reports that unlicensed drivers are 4.9 times more likely to cause a fatal crash than a licensed driver.

The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impairment to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of alcohol or drug impairment. All checkpoints are conducted in accordance with the guidelines for DUI checkpoint operations outlined in the California Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll v. Palmer.

All vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and / or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver. Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  1. I never understood why people protest these so much, and warn people who are possibly under the influence to turn around and go the other way? I personally would want all driver’s who are driving under the influence to be arrested. Now a days, there’s no excuses. We’ve all be taught since grade school the dangers of drinking and driving, plus with ride share apps, it’s easier then ever to avoid drinking and driving. And about not having a license, anyone can apply for one now so I don’t understand why people haven’t gone to get one.