Newport Police
Newport Police

DUI Check Friday

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Friday, December 22nd 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 6pm 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:
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:
You can call a Yellow Cab OC, at 714-999-9999

1) 18004mytaxi is no longer working
2) The Downtowner has been run out of business by Diane Dixon’s seasonal bus idea, so this is no longer a viable way to move around town.




About Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport, owner of the software company Devion, the VP of Newport Beach's Republican Assembly, Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge, an outspoken taxpayer advocate, and a sworn alternate voter for the Orange County GOP. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at