Orange County DUI Lawyer Explains the DUI Checkpoint Crackdown in OC

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 25-Aug-2011

The Orange County Sheriff's Department's Avoid the 38 Orange County DUI Task Force is implementing an intensive campaign to target drunk drivers during the last few weeks of summer.  These Orange County DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI Patrols have begun August 19 th and will continue through September 5 th to ensure that the public is safe from motorists who may be driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs.

According to the press release released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, in "2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)".

While it is unfortunately that so many individuals lost their lives due to drunk drivers, many question whether conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints in Orange County are actually beneficial. These checkpoints not only cost tax payers lots of money to run and hardly ever result in DUI arrests but rather make the city money.

If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence or have been arrested during an Orange County DUI Checkpoint, contact our Orange County DUI Lawyers as soon as possible. We will look into the details of your arrest and ensure that you receive a more favorable sentencing.

Check out our Orange County DUI Checkpoint page to find out where the most current DUI sobriety checkpoints in Orange County will be.