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Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT-Saturday, September 1st, 2012

In a cooperative effort with the California Highway Patrol, the Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, September 1st, 2012. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 2000 W. First Street, Santa Ana, CA.

The cops will be in a blue collar working neighborhood on the west side. 

 The drunks will be in Downtown Santa Ana, at the Art Walk…

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.

By Editor

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

One thought on “SAPD to conduct DUI checkpoint this Saturday, 9/1, at 2000 W. First St.”
  1. Iteresting, This is a few blocks from Council member and Mayoral canidate David Benavides house on Daisy, as well as his rented apartment at 710 Townsend. (strangely David uses ca goverment code sect 6254.21 to hide his address)

    But, it’s safe to say that his biggest supporters from the blogesphere (experts on redistricting???) and the OC Register won’t be joining David for a Labor Day BBQ, this risk is high for heavy drinkers, convicted drunk drivers to be around there.

    Even if I LOVED David, I would never risk my job, which is already on the rocks so I could go see his SHINY HARLEY (and the skinny man himself in LEATHER) if I had to ride through a checkpoint.

    I guess those drunks are back to the bus.

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