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DUI checkpoint nets 2 citations

no arrests made

The Costa Mesa police ran a sobriety checkpoint Thursday at Santa Ana Avenue and 18th Street, citing two drivers and impounding two vehicles.

June 27, 2008

The Costa Mesa police ran a sobriety checkpoint Thursday at Santa Ana Avenue and 18th Street, citing two drivers and impounding two vehicles.

One driver was cited for driving on a suspended license. The other was cited for having vehicle registration that had expired more than six months ago.

During the process, 469 vehicles passed through and 410 drivers were screened. Twelve drivers were investigated for driving under the influence, but no arrests were made.

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The Costa Mesa Police Department will join forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to conduct another checkpoint Aug. 15 at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue. Patrolling officers will be set up on surrounding streets to stop impaired drivers from avoiding the sobriety screening.

The California Office of Traffic Safety funds the program through a grant as part of a national enforcement campaign.

— Jacquelyn Rumfola


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