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Newport Beach Police Plan DUI Checkpoint for Friday

The location, however, is undisclosed.

The Newport Beach Police Department will man a DUI checkpoint Friday somewhere in the city. Patch file photo.
The Newport Beach Police Department will man a DUI checkpoint Friday somewhere in the city. Patch file photo.

Newport Beach police plan a DUI checkpoint Friday at an undisclosed location somewhere in the city, a press release announced.

The checkpoint, which will also check driver’s licenses, will be set up between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.

“The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes,” reports the NBPD. “Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.”

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, according to a news release. When possible, specially-trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Mark Adams March 16, 2014 at 03:01 PM
The police can't find time to assist with traffic control during Dover shutdown but they always seem to find the time and resources for more DUI stops. I'm all for removing drunk drivers from the road but I truly believe day-to-day policing is just as important! There should be citizen concern that a 127 person police force can't find the resources to make our daily lives less dangerous. Swing around Newport Harbor high some day at the time students get out for the day and you'll completely understand.
Joel March 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Mark---you seem to be an avid critic of the NBPD. I would suggest you enroll in the Citzens Police Academy offered by the department. Get the facts ---- you'll see first hand how professional and exemplary this department is!

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