Tuesday, September 2, 2008

California DUI checkpoint thursday

California DUI defense lawyers report Costa Mesa police will have a DUI checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday, looking for drivers under the influence and people driving without a valid license.

The California DUI checkpoint is scheduled to be at eastbound 17th Street and Westminster Avenue.

Police say California DUI driving under the influence is the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime, killing someone every 30 minutes. This year alone, more than 600 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence in Costa Mesa.

The California DUI checkpoint is meant to educate the public about the dangers of driving impaired or without a valid license, California DUI attorneys are told. Costa Mesa police also work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Orange County Health Care Agency to create California DUI task forces to educate drivers and businesses serving alcohol.

The California DUI checkpoint is one of the last Costa Mesa police will be conducting with funding from a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, according to California DUI lawyers. www.sandiegoduilawyer.com/blog