Friday, March 5, 2010

FYI - stay away from checkpoints if you are hammered....even on foot

An intoxicated pedestrian who walked up to a sobriety checkpoint to see what was taking place was among five arrested Monday, police said.

Police arrested Rodrigo Sajvin Cumes, 37, of Costa Mesa, on a public intoxication charge after he went up to the checkpoint held on Harbor Boulevard at Fair Drive, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Phil Myers. Cumes was so intoxicated that he could not care for his safety, according to police.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 15 citations were issued, police said. Police screened 633 cars out of 2,055 that went through the checkpoint.

Also, police said two drivers switched seats with passengers out of fear of being arrested for driving under the influence. Those drivers were not arrested, Myers said.

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