On May 25th, 2021

Local & State Agencies Enforce Traffic and Vehicle Code Violations Along Orange County Coast California DMV investigators and BAR referees assist in operation

NEWPORT BEACH - On Sunday, May 23, 2021, a joint enforcement operation utilizing more than 50 motorcycle officers and other police officers from the:

Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD),

Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD),

Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD),

Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD),

Irvine Police Department (IPD),

Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD),

Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD)

Cities of Dana Point and San Clemente,

as well as four investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and four referees from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) participated in enforcement efforts along the entire length of Coastal Orange County as well as freeway and arterial access points to the coast.

The Newport Beach Police Department thanked its allied law enforcement and state agency partners for their assistance with the enforcement operation.

During the one-day joint operation:

  • 445 vehicles were stopped for violations
  • 348 vehicles were cited for vehicle code violations (which includes loud/modified exhaust)
  • 44 vehicles were inspected on-site for modified exhaust violations by a BAR Referee
  • 16 vehicles were referred to on-site DMV Investigators for possible registration violations
  • 4 vehicles were cited for exceeding 100 MPH
  • 4 vehicles were stopped and the drivers/passengers were arrested for (2) possession/sales of narcotics, (1) unlicensed driver and (1) DUI

“Excessive driving by people in noisy vehicles has made for complaints along the coast and made things unpleasant for residents and visitors alike,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “Thank you to the personnel who devoted their Sunday to enforcing moving and vehicle code violations.”

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