The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight, Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence. They also cause significant traffic delays, so if you are in a rush, be aware!
This is a good time remind everyone that when you drink, please call a taxi or use Uber, Lyft, or another service to ensure that you and others make it home safely!
Checkpoints generally consist of about 30 officers, according to historic averages. These officers spend 8 hours for a full days work between 8pm and 2am. The pool of your tax dollars that fund this effort are from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
New users of Uber can use my code of “Uber4Newport” and it will pay for the first $15 of your fare. You can download Uber here: https://get.uber.com/invite/uber4newport
New users of Lyft can use my code of “SAVENEWPORT” and it will pay for the first $50 of your fare. You can download Lyft here: https://www.lyft.com/invited/SAVENEWPORT
You can call a Yellowcab at 1-800-4-MY-TAXI