Orange County
Current DUI Checkpoint Information

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Orange County DUI Checkpoints and OC Sobriety Checkpoints         Orange County DUI Checkpoints and OC Sobriety Checkpoints


Latest Sobriety Checkpoint Updates

Last Update:

Tuesday, August 14   6:30pm

Next Update:
When we hear about them....
And for sure every Friday afternoon....

Here's the latest general Orange County DUI Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol information. Bookmark it and come back often, we update as information becomes available.  Please see the disclaimer below.  

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interested Visitors came here on New Years weekend, 2018.

More and more of the PD's are announcing Checkpoints without locations, or not announcing them at all. Check back to this site later on, as alert motorists will text us with the exact locations.  Text us at
714.390.5190 if you spot any OC Checkpoints, and we'll put them up here for everyone to see.  We are watching for you !!

Check back often as we get updates 'round the clock. And pass this OC Checkpoint page link to your friends, check it from the street - they will thank you for it !!
www.bestOCevents.com/Checkpoints



Orange County DUI Checkpoint and OC Sobriety Checkpoints and Smog Checkpoints

For an article explaining CA Smog Checkpoints
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~~ Updated information in Green ~~


City Huntington Beach - Smog Checkpoint
Date/Time Tuesday, August 14      All day until sunset
Location Heil Ave. btwn Stringdale St. and Edwards St.    MAP     
Source Alert motorist txt'd in 


Last Week's Checkpoints, below:




City Santa Ana
Date/Time Friday, August 10     8:30pm - 2:30am
Location Warner Ave. btwn Flower St. and Main St.   MAP     
Source Click Here




City Irvine
Date/Time Saturday, August 11   8pm - 2am
Location Jamboree Road x Barranca Pkwy    MAP
Source Irvine PD Facebook page




City Clear for Checkpoints Sunday night in Orange County.  
Date/Time Sunday, August 12
Location                                      
Source         

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Saturation Patrols = Specially trained extra Police on the roads, looking just for DUI's
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Checkpoint Law Changes and past Information

California law changes
removed much of the $$ incentive for the PD's to do Checkpoints in California, and went into effect last year.  We are watching out there for you.
 

AB353 was signed into law in California.  This means that drivers without valid licenses who are stopped at DUI Checkpoints in California will no longer automatically have their cars impounded - the PD's now have to make a reasonable attempt to find the owner and notifiy them.  And if the owner can pay the fines etc. they can get the car back without a 30 day automatic impound. This also means that a major part of the $$ incentive 
for the cities and the PD's to hold these Checkpoints has been removed.  Click Here for a post-passage article and some background on the new California law's effect.

AB1389 was vetoed by Jerry Brown, Governer of California.  This would have made it mandatory to give 48 hour notice of Checkpoints, and make it so that Checkpoints would be setup to look for Drinking Drivers only.  The Police Chiefs in CA convinced Gov. Brown to veto this Bill. 
So it's business as usual, except that the $$ incentive to hold a lot of these California Checkpoints has been removed.  We'll see if that cuts the frequency back. Click Here for an article a Street Reporter wrote on the subject.




Checkpoint Background Information

Here's most all the Speed Traps in the U.S. listed by city  www.speedtrap.org 

Aliso Viejo Checkpoint nets 12 arrests, 40 citations on 2/9/18  Click Here

What are the deadliest times to drive?  Where are the greatest number of Checkpoints? Alcohol related fatalities?  
Click Here for the article

Wednesday, June 25
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Police cannot inspect or search your Cell Phone without a Search Warrant. For an article Click Here

Big Nose Dept:  LAPD has been collecting information on every license plate in Los Angeles whether or not a crime has been committed. Big Brother much?  Click Here

What's the deal with all these Smog Checkpoints in CA?  Are they voluntary?  Click Here for the OC Register article.

Have you been nabbed by a Red Light camera in California?  Check out www.highwayrobbery.net to get information on how to fight snapshot-camera tickets.

Here is another resource to fight Red Light Camera tickets, Click Here for the article.

California Court decision:  Drivers can look for mapping directions, iHeart etc. on a mobile device while driving without getting a Cell Phone Ticket.  Click Here

LAPD says street crime is down, so they are moving more cops to Traffic Enforcement. Other agencies expected to do the same.   Click Here
 

LA Police Chief Charlie Beck says publicizing DUI Checkpoints is a good thing - Click Here for article

America's Roads have been turned into a Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid -
Click Here for article

12 States either prohibit or do not allow DUI Checkpoints.  A 1990 U.S. Supreme Court case ruled that they are legal, but Checkpoints infringe on our civil liberties, are an ineffective way of catching drunken drivers and should be done away with.  Random PD Patrols are far more effective and less costly, but are not as sensational as all those flashy Checkpoints.  And DUI Checkpoints gather overtime for the cops, and reimbursement from Uncle Sugar or Uncle Jerry.

MADD honored a Costa Mesa, California Police Officer who popped 432 (!!) Drunk Drivers last year.  Click Here

Almost all those Smartphone Aps that say they track the DUI Checkpoints are totally worthless.  Sometimes they list info that is texted in by drivers, but none of them monitor the news sources ahead of time like we do.  Plus we also put up listings right
away when unannounced CP's are discovered by alert motorists out there at night.  
Flash:  Blackberry and now Apple have dropped all DUI location Apps from Cellphone use, under pressure from the U.S. Congress.  Click Here for the USA Today article.

People ask why we don't publish this earlier for the weekend, and it's because 1) the PD's sometimes don't put out info until the last minute and 2) there are some copycat sites (mostly attorneys, ehhh) who know that we have the most and best Orange County info, so they copy the listings when we put them up.  Dirty.....


The PD's are supposed to announce Checkpoints in advance, but we have found that sometimes they use small publications, so very few people know.  And sometimes they don't announce them at all, figuring that drivers caught are not likely to contest the charges.   Be careful out there.

Some thoughts on why and how DUI Checkpoints exist, and how they seem to target ethnic groups.   Click Here for the article from the Orange County Register

Here's an article on AB1389, which would dramatically change the way California Police must conduct Checkpoints.  They are doing DUI checkpoints now at 10am, noontime, whenever.... just to catch and impound cars for the $$$.  Click Here for the article.

Santa Ana
urged to stop impounding cars   Click Here for the OC Register article.
 
OC cities really do impound a lot of cars vs. DUI's -- Click Here for the article

One of the local DUI attorneys tries to charge for alerts you can get here for free.  And Apple and others are being pushed to prevent the Apps from working.  Censorship?  
 Click Here for the article from the Orange County Register

In LA the PD has revised it's policy regarding non-DUI related offenders snared at Checkpoints.  Cutting way back on impounding cars.... it's a start.  Click Here for the article from the Los Angeles Times

This is guaranteed to make you wonder how these Checkpoints can continute to operate, in clear violation of the law.  Click Here for a News Video from PBS suggesting  that the impounding of cars is illegal and unconstitutional.

Here's some fresh info about what to expect re: OC DUI Checkpoints in 2010-11:  The State of California is set to expand DUI Checkpoints -- a 50% increase.  California may have the largest Checkpoint Program in the country this year, with an extra $8M in funding.  Click Here for the article about this from the Sacramento Bee.

State of California announces this year as the "Year of the DUI Checkpoint". More than 250 checkpoints planned by the CA-OTS - Office of Traffic and Safety.  Click Here for the Press Release and article.

Here's some thought provoking - and provocative - articles about Checkpoints:

Are Checkpoints Police Profit Centers??  DUI checkpoints are major money makers for the police, even though they don’t have either a deterrent effect on DUI's, or result in many DUI arrests:   Click here for the Article  

DUI Traps --  Snag more cars than drunks, target minorities, UC Berkeley investigation finds:    Click Here for the Article

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol information for most Orange County, California cities, including: Irvine, Brea, Buena Park, Corona del Mar, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Tustin, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Woods, Long Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill, Mission Viejo, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, Laguna Beach, Sunset Beach, Seal Beach, Laguna Hills, Dana Point, UCI Campus, and other Orange County, California cities and unincorporated areas.

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2018 Past Checkpoint info
in Orange County, California

Santa AnaSaturday, July 28      9:00pm - 2:30amMcFadden Ave. btwn Grand Ave. and the 55 Fwy   Click Here
Long Beach - Smog CheckpointThursday, July 26   All day until sunsetE. Ocean Blvd. x Redondo Blvd., just West of Belmont ShoresAlert motorist txt'd in
City of OrangeFriday, July 13      9pm - 3amKatella Ave. btwn Glassell St. and Batavia St.     Orange PD Twitter
IrvineFriday, July 13      8:30pm - 2:00amBake Pkwy. x Rockfield Blvd.   Click Here
Diamond BarFriday, July 13      6pm - 2amDiamond Bar. Blvd x Highland Valley Rd.  We got tipped
AnaheimFriday, July 13      6pm - 1amLa Palma Ave. x Kraemer Blvd.   Click Here
WhittierFriday, June 22    7:00pm - 2:30amOn Lambert Road btwn Colima and Scott Ave.  Click Here
IrvineFriday, June 22  8pm - 2amCulver Drive x Alton Pkwy.   Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, June 22     6:30pm - 1:30am4th Street btwn DTSA and Grand Ave.Click Here
BreaFriday, June 8    9pm - 3amImperial Hwy W. of the 57 Fwy, btwn the 57 and Brea Blvd. Brea PD Facebook page
Anaheim Friday, June 8    8pm - 3am Lincoln Ave. x N. East Street    Anaheim PD Facebook page
Costa Mesa Friday, June 8    8pm - 2am On Newport Blvd. by The Triangle, just before the 55N Fwy entrance.  Traffic WAY backed up down to 17th. Click Here
City of Orange Friday, June 1  9pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Tustin and Glassell, just W. of the 55 Fwy.   Orange PD Twitter page
San Clemente Friday, June 1    7pm - 3am On N. El Camino Real btwn Canada and Escalones   We got tipped - OCSD Press Release
Irvine Saturday, May 26    8pm - 2am MacArthur Blvd. x Campus Drive   Click Here
Long Beach   Saturday, May 26    7pm - 3am South Street x Atlantic Ave.    Alert motorist txt'd in
Buena Park Friday, May 25    9pm - 3am Beach Blvd. btwn Lincoln Ave and Crescent, by Farrell's   Alert motorist txt'd in
Newport Beach  Friday-Monday, May 25-28   6pm - 3am The NB PD put extra cops on O-time to patrol around this long weekend just to look for DUI's. Click Here
Tustin Friday, May 18    8:30pm - 2:30am Edinger Ave. x Red Hill Ave.    Alert motorist txt'd in
Santa Ana Friday, May 18    8:30pm - 2:00am Main St. btwn the 5 Fwy and the 22 Fwy   Click Here
Signal Hill Tuesday, May 15   8:30pm - 2:30am Cherry Ave. btwn Willow and the 405 Fwy.   SH PD Facebook page
Long Beach - Smog Checkpoint Tuesday, May 8   All day until sunset 7th Street x Park Ave. by the Park  Alert motorist txt'd in
Buena Park Saturday, May 5      8pm - 3am Beach Blvd. btwn the 91 Fwy and the 5 Fwy. Click Here
Garden Grove Saturday, May 5      8pm - 3am Garden Grove Blvd. x Euclid St.   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, May 4    9pm - 3am The City Drive across from The Outlets - by Krispy Kreme   Orange PD Twitter page
Anaheim Friday, May 4    8pm - 3am Lincoln Ave. x Anaheim Blvd.   Anaheim PD Facebook page
Fullerton Friday, May 4     8:30pm - 2:30am Around State College x Chapman Ave.  Click Here
Newport Beach Friday & Saturday, May 4-5     6pm-3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops out all over NB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Long Beach - Smog Checkpoint Wednesday, May 2   All day until sunset E. Ocean Blvd. just West of the Livingston split   Alert motorist txt'd in
Westminster - Smog Checkpoint Monday, April 30   All day until sunset Goldenwest St. x Westminster Blvd.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Whittier Friday, April 27  9pm - 3am Whittier Blvd. btwn Hadley and Philadelphia Alert motorist txt'd in
Irvine   Friday, April 27   8pm - 2am Alton Pkwy btwn Irvine Center Drive and the 5 Fwy, by The Spectrum    Click Here
Rancho Santa Margarita Thursday, April 26   8pm - 2am Antonio Pkwy N. of Oso Pkwy, by Meandering Trail   Click Here
Santa Ana Saturday, April 21    9pm - 2am 5th Street btwn Harbor Blvd. and Fairview St.   Click Here
Laguna Beach Friday, April 20   6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over LB, looking just for DUI's   Laguna Beach Govn't Facebook page
Anaheim Friday, April 20   8pm - 3am on Euclid St. just South of La Palma     Click Here
San Juan Capistrano Friday, April 20    7pm - 3am Camino  Capistrano x  Avenida Padre, in front of the Trader Joe's We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana Friday, April 13    9pm - 2am 1st Street btwn Flower St. and Main St Click Here
Fullerton Thursday, April 12   8:30pm - 2:30am Commonwealth Ave. x Lemon St. Fullerton PD Twitter page
Mission Viejo  Tuesday, April 10   6pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over MV, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana - Smog Checkpoint Monday, April 9    All day until sunset On McFadden Ave. just W. of Euclid  We got tipped - OCSD Press release
City of Orange Friday, April 6   9pm - 3am On Chapman Ave. btwn Lewis and Manchester, right by The City Drive   We got tipped
Aliso Viejo Tuesday, April 3   7pm - 3am On Alicia Pkwy x Pacific Park,  just S. of the 73 tollway   Alert motorist txt'd in
Tustin - Smog Checkpoint   Monday, April 2      All day until sunset On NB Prospect Ave. x Irvine Blvd., just East of the 57 Fwy     Alert motorist txt'd in
Santa Ana --
Easter Sunday Anti-Cruising Enforcement
Sunday, April 1   6pm - 2am Several road closures and cops everywhere.  Along Bristol St., Main St., Edinger and Harbor Blvd.  DTSA and away from DT, too.  Click the link below for all the exact locations. Click Here
Huntington Beach Friday, March 30     7pm - 3am NB Beach Blvd. btwn Talbert Ave.  and Slater Ave. HBPD Facebook page
Long Beach Saturday, March 24  9pm - 3am Pacific Coast Hwy - PCH x Magnolia Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Irvine Friday, March 23    8pm - 2am MacArthur Blvd. x Main Street, just N. of the 405 Fwy   Irvine PD Facebook page
San Clemente Friday, March 23     6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over the city, looking just for DUI's  We got tipped - OCSD Press release
San Clemente - Smog Checkpoint Monday, March 19   All day until sunset Camino Vera Cruz x Vista Hermosa   Alert motorist txt'd in
Buena Park Saturday, March 17   7pm - 3am On Beach Blvd. x the Stanton Ave. split, by Knott's Berry Farm Click Here
Newport Beach Saturday, March 17   6pm - 6am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over NB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Anaheim Friday, March 16    8pm - 3am Euclid St. x Cerritos Ave. Anaheim PD Facebook page
Fullerton Thursday, March 15    9pm - 3am Harbor Blvd. right by the 91 Fwy entrance   Alert motorist txt'd in
Mission Viejo Friday, March 9   7pm - 3am Santa Margarita Pkwy btwn El Toro Road and Los Alisos Blvd., by the High School   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, March 9    9pm - 3am Chapman Ave. btwn Main Street and the 57 Fwy   We got tipped
Costa Mesa Friday, March 9    8:00pm - 2:30am Harbor Blvd. x Sunflower Ave., N. of the 405 fwy   CM PD Facebook page
Long Beach Saturday, March 3   6pm - 2am 7th Street x Long Beach Blvd. Click Here
Laguna Beach Sunday, February 25   5pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops out all over LB, looking just for DUI's OC Register
Irvine Saturday, February 24   8pm - 2am Bake Parkway x Rockfield Blvd.   Click Here
Mission Viejo Monday, February 19      8am - midnight Distracted Driving Patrols - extra OCSD cops all over MV, looking for texting & cell phone use. We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Whittier Friday, February 16    7:00pm - 2:30am Valley View Ave. x Imperial Hwy.   Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, February 16    9pm - 3am Flower St. x 1st Street  Alert motorist txt'd in
Laguna Niguel Friday, February 16   6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over LN, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release
City of Orange Friday, February 9    9pm - 3am Tustin St. btwn Katella Ave. and Taft Ave.   We got tipped
Aliso Viejo   Friday, February 9     7pm - 3am On Aliso Creek Rd. just S. of the 73, close to AV Town Center   OCSD Facebook page
Newport Beach Sunday, February 4     2pm - 11pm Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over Newps, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Long Beach  Saturday, February 3   7pm - 3am E. Ocean Ave. x Cherry Ave.    Alert motorist txt'd in  
Santa Ana Saturday, February 3   9:30pm - 2:30am 5th Street btwn Fairview St. and Bristol St.   Click Here   
Irvine Friday, January 26   8pm - 2am Culver Drive and Irvine Center Drive   Click Here
Dana Point Friday, January 26    6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over DP, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release
City of Orange Friday, January 26   9pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Batavia and Glassell St.    Alert motorist txt'd in
Long Beach  Saturday, January 20  6pm - 2am EB Artesia Blvd. btwn Cherry Ave. and Paramount   Click Here
Brea Friday, January 19   8:30pm - 2:30am Lambert Road btwn Brea Blvd. and the 57 Fwy.   Brea PD Facebook page
Laguna Beach  Friday, January 12     5pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - Extra specially trained cops all over LB, looking just for DUI's Daily Pilot 1/10
Laguna Niguel  Friday, January 12     7pm - 3am Crown Valley Pkwy. btwn Golden Lantern and Greenfield, by the 5 Fwy.   We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana Friday, January 12    9:30pm - 2:30am Bristol St. btwn Edinger Ave. and McFadden Ave.    Click Here
La Habra - Smog Checkpoint Thursday, January 4    All day until sunset Lambert Road btwn Beach Blvd. and Euclid Alert motorist txt'd in
City of Orange - Smog Checkpoint Wednesday, January 3    All day until sunset Glassell St. btwn Lincoln Ave. and the 91 Fwy. Alert motorist txt'd in
Costa Mesa - Smog Checkpoint Tuesday, January 2    All day until sunset WB Victoria Stbtwn Harbor Blvd. and Pomona Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd inLA Sheriff Press Release




2017 Past Checkpoint info
in Orange County, California

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Cerritos Friday, December 29     6pm - 2am Artesia Blvd. x Studebaker Road    LA Sheriff Press Release
Buena Park Friday, December 29     7pm - 3am On Beach Blvd. x Orangethorpe   Alert motorist txt'd in
Garden Grove Friday, December 29     9pm - 3am Valley View Blvd. btwn Lampson and the 22 Fwy.   OC Register  12/19
Lake Forest Friday, December 29     6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over LF, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release    
Signal Hill  Friday, December 22     8pm - 2am Willow St. btwn Cherry Ave. and Temple Ave.   Signal Hill PD Facebook page
Fountain Valley Friday, December 22     7:30pm - 2:30am Brookhurst St. x Ellis Ave.   Click Here
Newport Beach Friday, December 22     9pm - 3am Jamboree Road x Santa Barbara, by Fashion Island and NB PD HQ   Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, December 22     9:30pm - 2:30am 1st Street btwn Main St. and Flower St.  Click Here    
Westminster Friday, December 22     9pm - 3am Westminster Ave. btwn Beach Blvd. and Newland St   Alert motorist txt'd in 
Irvine  Saturday, December 16  8pm - 2am Jamboree Road x Michelson Drive, just S. of the 405 Fwy Irvine PD Facebook page
Long Beach Saturday, December 16  6pm - 2am Anaheim St. btwn the 710 Fwy and Magnolia St.    Click Here
La Habra Friday, December 15  9pm - 3am Beach Blvd. just N. of La Habra Blvd. by Costco Alert motorist txt'd in
Placentia Friday, December 15   8pm - 2am   Yorba Linda Blvd. btwn 57 Fwy and Kraemer  Blvd. Placentia PD Facebook page
Stanton  Friday, December 15     7pm - 3am Katella Ave. right by Beach Blvd.   We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Tustin Friday, December 15   7pm - 3am Irvine Blvd. x Jamboree Road OC Register 12/14
Anaheim Friday, December 15     8pm - 3am Harbor Blvd. x La Palma Ave., S. of the 91 Fwy   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, December 15     9pm - 3am Chapman Ave.  btwn the 57 Fwy and Main Street   We got tipped
Huntington Beach Friday, December 15     7pm - 3am Goldenwest btwn Edinger and McFadden   HBPD Facebook page
Santa Ana Saturday, December 9    9:30pm - 2:30am 5th Street btwn Harbor Blvd. and  Fairview St Click Here
Fullerton Friday, December 1   9pm - 3am Orangethorpe Ave. x Brookhurst St.   Alert motorist txt'd in 
Santa Ana - Smog Checkpoint Thursday, November 30   All day until sunset Bristol St. x Warner Ave.    Alert motorist txt'd in
Irvine Saturday, November 25    8pm - 2am Culver Drive x Barranca Pkwy.   Click Here
Santa Ana  Wednesday, November 22   7:30pm - 1:30am 4th Street, btwn Main St. and Grand Ave.   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, November 17    9pm - 3am Katella Ave. x Tustin St.  just West of the 55 Fwy.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Laguna Niguel Friday, November 17    6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over the city, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release 
Huntington Beach Friday, November 17    7pm - 3am Main Street btwn 17th and Yorktown, coming out of DT-HB Orange County Register 
La Habra - Truck & Smog Checkpoint  Tuesday, November 14     All day until sunset Beach Blvd. close to Imperial Hwy   Alert motorist txt'd in
Laguna Hills  Friday, November 10    7pm - 3am Alicia Parkway x Paseo De Valencia   OCSD Press release  
Laguna Hills - Smog Checkpoint  Wednesday, November 8    All day until sunset Paseo de Valencia x Laguna Hills Dr. Alert motorist txt'd in
Costa Mesa - Smog Checkpoint  Tuesday, November 7    All day until sunset Baker St. btwn Bristol St. and Bear St. by the Mansion Alert motorist txt'd in
Anaheim - Smog Checkpoint  Tuesday, November 7    All day until sunset Orangethorpe Ave. x State College Blvd. Alert motorist txt'd in
Garden Grove Saturday, October 28   9pm - 3am Garden Grove Blvd x Haster St. just W. of the 22 Fwy. Alert motorist txt'd in
Costa Mesa Friday, October 27     8pm - 2am Newport Blvd. x Broadway, across from The Triangle just before the 55 Fwy entrance Costa Mesa PD Facebook page
Mission Viejo and Lake Forest Friday, October 20     6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over these cities, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Anaheim Friday, October 6    8pm - 3am  State College x Lincoln Ave.      Click Here 
Irvine Friday, September 29    8pm - 2am Bake Pkwy x Rockfield Blvd. just East of the 5 Fwy   Irvine PD Facebook page
Fullerton Friday, September 22    9pm - 3am Harbor Blvd. just N. of the 91 Fw Alert motorist txt'd in
Costa Mesa Friday, September 22    8:00pm - 2:30am Baker Street x Bear Street     Click Here
Long Beach Friday, September 15   6pm - 2am 7th Street x Long Beach Blvd.   Click Here
City of Orange  Friday, September 15   7pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Batavia and Glassell   We got tipped
Anaheim Friday, September 15    8pm - 3am Beach Blvd. x Ball Rd.   Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, September 8    9pm - 3am McFadden Ave. btwn Grand and Lyon, W. of the 55 Fwy. Alert motorist txt'd in
Placentia Friday, September 8    8pm - 2am On Yorba Linda Blvd. x Kraemer   Placentia PD Facebook page
Lake Forest Friday, September 8    7pm - 3am On El Toro Rd. btwn Rockfield and Muirlands   Click Here
Whittier Sunday, September 3     6pm - 4am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops on the road, looking just for DUI's.   Click Here
Garden Grove Fri & Sat, Sept. 1&2   4pm - 3am  (both nights) Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over GG, looking just for DUI's Click Here
La Habra Friday, September 1   9:30pm - 3:00am Lambert Rd. btwn Harbor and Puente St.   Click Here
Rancho Santa Margarita Thursday, August 31    9pm - 3am Antonio Parkway NB x Meandering Trail   Alert motorist txt'd in
Fullerton Thursday, August 31    8:30pm - 2:20am Lemon St. just N. of the 91 Fwy. Click Here
Signal Hill Tuesday, August 29     8:30pm - 2:30am Willow St. btwn California and Orange   Click Here
Fullerton - Smog Checkpoint Tuesday, August 29   All day until Sunset Chapman Ave. x Euclid St. close to Muckenthaler Art     Alert motorist txt'd in
Laguna Beach Saturday, August 26   9pm - 3am   Coast Highway - PCH and Aliso Way in South LB. Stu News Laguna
Whittier Friday, August 25   7:00pm - 2:30am   Colima Rd. x Whittier Blvd. Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, August 25   9:30pm - 2:30am Fairview btwn McFadden and 1st Street   We got tipped - SAPD Press Release
Tustin Friday, August 25    7pm - 3am On Redhill just S. of the 5 Fwy.  Orange County Register
Brea Friday, August 25   9pm - 3am Imperial Hwy x Brea Blvd. W. of the 57 Alert motorist txt'd in
City of Orange Friday, August 25    7pm - 3am Chapman Ave. x Main Street Alert motorist txt'd in
Huntington Beach Friday, August 25   7pm - 3am   Main Street just S. of Yorktown by the High School Alert motorist txt'd in
Garden Grove  Friday, August 25   9pm - 3am Harbor Blvd. just S. of Chapman, in front of the Target Click Here
Fountain Valley Saturday, August 19   9pm - 3am   Brookhurst btwn Garfield and Ellis Ave.   Alert mtorist txt'd in
Long Beach Friday, August 18   6pm - 2am On Pacific Coast Hwy - PCH x 2nd Street by the  Marina Click Here
Newport Beach Friday, August 18   8pm - 3am Dover Drive, up the hill from PCH   Click Here
Mission Viejo Friday, August 18    7pm - 3am Santa Margarita Pkwy btwn El Toro and Los Alisos, by the TH High school OCSD Facebook page
Anaheim  Friday, August 18   7pm - 3am Lincoln Ave. btwn Brookhurst and Magnolia   Click Here
Irvine Saturday, August 12     8pm - 2am Irvine Blvd. and Culver Dr.   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, August 11    9pm - 3am   Tustin Ave. btwn Katella and Taft Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Fullerton Thursday, August 10     8:30pm - 2:30am Chapman Ave. btwn State College and the 57 Fwy.     Fullerton PD Twitter account
Santa Ana Friday, August 4    8:30pm - 2:30am Main St. btwn 17th St. and Santa Clara Ave.   SAPD Facebook
Westminster Saturday, July 29   7pm - 3am on SB Beach Blvd. x Bolsa Ave.   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, July 28    7pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Batavia and Glassell   Click Here
Laguna Niguel Friday, July 28    7pm - 3am Crown Valley x Greenfield, by the 5 Fwy. Click Here
Long Beach Friday, July 28    7pm - 3am Cherry Ave. x Del Amo Blvd. Alert motorist txt'd in
Anaheim   Friday, July 28    8pm - 3am Brookhurst St. N. of Ball Rd. Click Here
Santa Ana Saturday, July 22  9:30pm - 3:00am Warner Ave. btwn Main Street and Grand Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Huntington Beach - Smog Checkpoint Wednesday, July 19 -- All day until sunset Bolsa Chica x Warner Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
City of Orange Friday, July 14  9pm - 3am Chapman x Yorba St., just E. of the 55 Fwy   Alert motorist txt'd in
Anaheim - Smog Checkpoint Monday, July 10 -- All day until sunset Broadway x Euclid, just W. of the 5 Fwy   Alert motorist txt'd in
Santa Ana Saturday, July 8  9:30pm - 2:30am Warner Ave. btwn Main St. and Flower St.   Click Here
Laguna Beach Fri - Sat, July 7 & 8    5pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained Laguna cops all over LB both nights, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Garden Grove Tuesday, July 4   4pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over GG, looking just for DUI's.   OC Weekly
Newport Beach Fri-Mon     June 30 - July 2     6pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over NB, looking just for DUI's, all 3 nights Click Here
Dana Point and San Clemente Friday, June 30    7pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD deputies all over these Cities, looking just for DUI's OCSD Facebook page
City of Orange Friday, June 30    9pm - 3am Tustin St. just N. of Katella Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Irvine Saturday, June 24    8pm - 2am MacArthur Blvd. x Main Street, just N. of the 405 fwy.   Irvine PD Facebook page
Newport Beach Thursday, June 22    8pm - 2am On Jamboree x Santa Barbara, by Fashion Island and the NB cop shop   Click Here
Long Beach  Saturday, June 17    7pm - 3am Magnolia and PCH, downtown    Click Here
Whittier Friday, June 16    7:00pm - 2:30am Mulberry Street by Santa Fe Springs Rd.  Click Here
Garden Grove Friday, June 16    9pm - 3am Garden Grove Blvd. just West of Harbor Blvd.    Click Here
City of Orange Friday, June 16    9pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Main St. and Glassell   Alert motorist txt'd in
Anaheim Friday, June 16    8pm - 3am Magnolia St. btwn La Palma and Lincoln, by Dad Miller Golf Course     Click Here
Lake Forest and Mission Viejo Tuesday, June 13    6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over both these cities, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, June 9     9:30pm - 2:30am 1st Street btwn Main St. and Flower     Click Here
Anaheim - Smog Checkpoint Wednesday, June 7   All day until Sunset Harbor Blvd. btwn Lincoln Ave. and La Palma Ave. by Pearson Park Alert motorist txt'd in
Long Beach Saturday, June 3    6pm - 2am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops driving all over LBC, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Dana Point Friday, June 2     7pm - 3am Pacific Coast Hwy. - PCH btwn Del Obispo St. and the 5 Fwy. We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana Saturday, May 27     9:30pm - 2:30am Fifth St. btwn Fairview and Bristol    Click Here
Irvine Saturday, May 27    8pm - 2am Culver Drive and Barranca Pkwy.     Irvine PD Facebook page
Newport Beach Friday-Monday, May 26-29   4pm - 3am  Saturation Patrols all MDW weekend - extra specially trained cops on the road all over NB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Huntington Beach Friday, May 19    7pm - 3am On PCH - Coast Hwy btwn Huntington St. and DTHB, in front of Pacific City   Click Here
City of Orange Friday, May 19    9pm - 3am On The City Drive, just N. of the 22 Fwy across from the Outlet Mall Alert motorist txt'd in
Stanton Friday, May 19    7pm - 3am On Katella Ave. btwn Beach Blvd. and Dale St. We got tipped - OCSD Press Release
Whittier  Friday, May 19    7:00pm - 2:30am Whittier Blvd. btwn Philadelphia St. and Washington Blvd.   Click Here
Anaheim  Friday, May 19    8pm - 3am Lincoln Ave. x Anaheim Blvd.    Click Here
Tustin Friday, May 12    9pm - 3am Tustin Village Way x McFadden Ave. just West of the 55 Fwy Alert motorist txt'd in
Santa Ana  Friday, May 12    9:30pm - 2:30am McFadden Ave. btwn Grand Ave and the 55 Fwy.     Click Here
Garden Grove - Smog Checkpoint Tuesday, May 9      All day until sunset Chapman Av. btwn Magnolia and Gilbert St.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Newport Beach and Laguna Beach  Fri-Sat      May 5&6     7pm - 3am each night Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over these Cities, looking just for DUI's Click Here   and   Click Here
Laguna Hills & Laguna Niguel Friday, May 5   7pm - 3am  Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over these Cities, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Anaheim   Friday, April 28    8pm - 3am Ball Road btwn State College Blvd. and East St.    Click Here
Santa Ana Saturday, April 22     9pm - 3am Main St. btwn 17th St. and the 5 Fwy   Alert motorist txt'd in
Irvine Saturday, April 22     8pm - 2am Jamboree Road x Michelson, just S. of the 405 Fwy   Irvine PD Facebook page
City of Orange Friday, April 21   7pm - 3am Katella Ave. btwn Main and Glassell, just W. of the 55 Fwy.   Alert motorist txt'd in
San Clemente Friday, April 21   7pm - 3am N. El Camino Real just West of the 5 Fwy We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana - Easter Anti-Cruising Enforcement Sunday, April 16    7pm - 3am Cops all over Bristol St., Harbor Blvd. and Main St.  in SA, cutting down on Easter cruising Click Here
Whittier Friday, April 7   7:30pm - 3:00am Whittier Blvd. btwn Mar Vista and Philadelphia   Click Here
Signal Hill Friday, April 7   8:30pm - 2:30am Cherry Ave. btwn Willow St. and Spring St.   Click Here
Mission Viejo and Lake Forest Friday, April 7    7pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over both of these Cities, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Anaheim - Smog Checkpoint Wednesday, April 5   All day until Sunset Lincoln Ave. x Dale Ave.   Alert motorist txt'd in
Fullerton - Smog Checkpoint   Wednesday, March 29 - All day until sunset  By Commonwealth x Raymond, around that location - sometimes they move them, it's close by there prob on Raymond   Alert motorist txt'd in
Long Beach Saturday, March 25   7pm - 3am 7th Street x Long Beach Blvd. Click Here
Dana Point and San Clemente Friday, March 24   7pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops all over both these cities, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OCSD Press Release
Santa Ana Friday, March 24    9:30pm - 2:30am 1st Street and Flower St.     Click Here
Anaheim Friday, March 17    8pm - 3am Ball Road btwn Nutwood St. and Euclid   We got tipped
Fullerton Friday, March 17    6pm - all night Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over the City, looking just for DUI's Fullerton PD Facebook page
Newport Beach Friday, March 17    6pm - all night Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over NB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Santa Ana - Smog Checkpoint Thursday, March 16 - all day until sunset 5th Street btwn Harbor and Fairview, by the Park   Alert motorist txt'd in
Santa Ana Saturday, March 11    9:30pm - 2:30am 5th Street btwn Harbor Blvd. and Fairview Click Here
City of Orange Friday, March 10    9pm - 3am Chapman Ave. x The City Drive     Alert motorist txt'd in
Lake Forest and Mission Viejo Friday, March 10    7pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained OCSD cops on the road in both these cities, looking just for DUI's We got tipped - OSCD Press Release
La Mirada Friday, March 3   6pm - 2am Imperial Hwy x Valley View   Click Here 
Long Beach Saturday, February 25      7pm - 3am Ocean Blvd. btwn Junipero and Cherry Ave.   Click Here
Laguna Beach Saturday, February 25      8pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over LB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
City of Orange Friday, February 24   7pm - 3am Katella Ave. x California St., just West of the 55 Fwy   Click Here
Huntington Beach Friday, February 24   7pm - 3am Beach Blvd. x Slater Ave. Click Here
Santa Ana Friday, February 24   9:30pm - 2:30am Warner Ave. btwn Main St. and Flower St. Click Here
Costa Mesa Friday, February 24    8:00pm - 2:30am Harbor Blvd. x South Coast Drive, right by the 405 Fwy. Click Here
City of Orange - Smog Checkpoint   Wednesday, February 22 -- All day until sunset Glassell St. x Collins Ave. Alert motorist txt'd in
Newport Beach Friday-Monday, Feb. 17 - 20    8pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over NB, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Santa Ana - Smog Checkpoint   Wednesday, February 15 -- All day until sunset Civic Center Drive btwn Bristol St. and Raitt St.    Alert motorist txt'd in
Anaheim - Smog Checkpoint   Monday, February 13 -- All day until sunset Santa Ana Canyon Rd. WB x Fairmont    Alert motorist txt'd in
Garden Grove Saturday, February 11   7pm - 3am Harbor Blvd. x Trask Ave. by the 22 Fwy Alert motorist txt'd in
Laguna Beach Saturday, January 14    8pm - 3am Saturation Patrols - extra specially trained cops all over Laguna, looking just for DUI's Click Here
Laguna Niguel  Friday, January 13   7pm - 3am On Aliso Creek Rd. btwn La Paz and Moulton Pkwy     We got tipped - OCSD Press release
Santa Ana Friday, January 13    9:30pm - 2:30am Bristol St. btwn Edinger and McFadden   Santa Ana PD Facebook page
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Friday, January 6    9pm - 3am Lambert Rd. x State College Blvd. - just W. of the 57 Fwy. Brea PD Facebook page





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Saturation Patrols are specially trained two man Police teams that cruise the city specifically to locate and arrest intoxicated drivers. Typically there are several teams out at the same time.

Quote from the Newport Beach PD:
 "The major value of checkpoints is their educational and deterrent influence on the motoring public,"

Interesting article, from the Orange County Register --
DUI checkpoints of dubious value, legality:
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/opinion/abox/article_1393748.php

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) estimates that communities that consistently use sobriety checkpoints experience as much as 8 times the reduction in DUI incidence as communities that use roving patrols alone.

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