Irvine DUI Checkpoint Announced for tonight at the location of Jamboree and Michelson. The DUI Checkpoint will take place between 8pm and 2am, beginning on July 22, 2016.
In releasing information on the Irvine DUI Checkpoint Announced for tonight, the police said in their Facebook Post, that it is the eighth of ten Orange County DUI checkpoints from an earlier grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Safety Administration.
We have written before about how DUI checkpoints don’t work, and are not effective, but the grant money from Federal and State Traffic grants keep DUI checkpoints going, instead of the less effective saturation patrols. Under the Ingersoll case here in California, it’s required that police give notice of a checkpoint. In fact, you’ve probably seen headlines in your local paper or read a tweet from the police department warning residents of an upcoming sobriety checkpoint, disclosing precisely when and where the screening will take place. DUI Specific Apps exist for that purpose. Press releases from Police Agencies exist to let people know about it. Those that plan ahead and are the most dangerous serial drunk drivers, or alcoholics, are the least likely to be caught in a DUI checkpoint for that reason.
What should you do if you face an OC DUI Checkpoint? When approaching a DUI Checkpoint the best thing to do is remain calm, follow the officers instructions as well as the flow of traffic. Asking for proof of ID and registration is not in violation of your civil rights and the practice of traffic stops has been upheld by the Supreme Court to help protect the safety and well being of all drivers on the road.
A thank you to the Orange County DUI Attorneys for informing this website about the DUI Checkpoint in Irvine before it happened. Original source was the Irvine Police Department Facebook Page, and it’s interesting that the police department did not announce it as a press release on their website, choosing Facebook instead to communicate it to the public.