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 checkpoint is scheduled to be at eastbound 17th Street and Westminster Avenue.
Police say 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 checkpoint is meant to educate the public about the dangers of driving impaired or without a valid license, said Sgt. Robert Sharpnack.