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15 arrested in DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Division arrested 15 people at Friday night’s DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint in the city of Dana Point.

Nearly 450 cars drove through the checkpoint, with 410 of those being screened for impaired or unlicensed drivers.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence: one for alcohol, one for drugs and one for a combination of the two.

Another 12 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving unlicensed or with a suspended license. In addition, eight other drivers were cited for a variety of vehicle code violations, including speeding, running a red light and traversing a cone pattern.

The Sheriff’s Department receives grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety to conduct DUI and Driver’s License checkpoints after research has shown that conducting this enforcement, as well as advertising it, can reduce the prevalence of impaired driving.