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Advisory: The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, January 13th, 2011. It will begin at 7:30P


The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, January 13th, 2011. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 1500 E. McFadden Avenue, 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/Drivers 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.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by Santa Ana Police Department, 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701


By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

3 thoughts on “SAPD DUI/License checkpoint this Friday at 1500 E. McFadden”
  1. When I was in the old Czechoslovakian Air Force 1967 there was lot of alcohol abuse (i was an abuser too, record 25 half liters of beer per night, my age 21).

    Our air base Maj. doctor always said that: “the alcohol in the hands of a doctor is a cure”.


  2. If anyone is stuck in the back up, or trying to avoid it. I reccomend Taco’s at SOHO AKA Reynas Market for some Birria.

    Art, I bet the could mix up some veggie taco’s for you too.

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