DUI checkpoint scheduled for Tuesday night

Daily Pilot

Costa Mesa police have scheduled a drunk-driving checkpoint for Tuesday night.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. officers will be stationed at 17th Street at Raymond Avenue, stopping vehicles and checking for license violations or drunk drivers.

More than 1,000 people in California died in crashes involving a drunk driver last year, police said.

DUI checkpoints don't usually lead to many arrests, but serve as reminders to the public about the dangers of drinking and driving and police enforcement.

Police suggest that if you're going to drink, plan how to get home safe beforehand, assign a designated driver and give them your keys, or call a taxi, friend or family member to take you home.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by the state Office of Traffic Safety.

— Joseph Serna

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