Irvine DUI checkpoints on the increase within the City of Irvine city limits. Our law firm of Irvine DUI lawyers has learned that the Irvine Police Department has announced grants and enforcement efforts. All are towards having more Irvine DUI Checkpoints in an effort to arrest more people suspected of DUI or drunk driving.
Irvine DUI arrests and checkpoints usually are handled by the Irvine Police Office of Traffic Safety.
Irvine police state that the purpose of Irvine DUI checkpoints is to deter the impaired driver via publicity surrounding the event and the location of the checkpoint. Checkpoints have not been highly effective in arresting those impaired driving. But they are popular. According to MADD, in one survey, 79% of the public approved of sobriety checkpoints.
The checkpoints must be clearly marked, as required by law, and vehicles must be selected to be checked on a pre-set basis to ensure objectivity. Motorists will be greeted and given an informational brochure on impaired driving. Driver’s licenses will be checked, and trained officers will direct impaired drivers to a secondary check area for further evaluation.
The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), State of California, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have given grants to support Irvine Police financially towards DUI checkpoint costs of operation. That is why Irvine DUI checkpoints on the increase this year and next.
Irvine DUI cases are handled at the Newport Beach Courthouse. That is the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, California. If you need a Newport Beach DUI Lawyer, contact our firm at 949-682-5316.