Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

On Friday night, March 8, the Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint, at 17th Street at Westminster Avenue.

A total of 213 drivers were contacted and this yielded 18 field evaluations for impairment, 6 DUI arrests, 10 citations issued for driver’s license related violations, and 12 vehicles were impounded.

A total of 510 vehicles passed through this checkpoint, including a doughnut truck. The CMPD did not reveal if their officers were treated to free samples.

The CMPD is committed to reducing injuries and fatalities on the road due to impairment. They remind us to neverdrive under the influence and obey all traffic laws.

The California Office of Traffic Safety paid for this checkpoint.

By Editor

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

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