Don't Drink and Drive--Especially Through Anaheim and Garden Grove DUI Checkpoints Saturday Night

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If you're thinking of snaking through Garden Grove to avoid Anaheim's DUI checkpoint Saturday night (or vice versa) think again: Police from both towns will be stopping cars in search of unlicensed drivers and drunks behind the wheel.

First up is Anaheim, at 100 E. Lincoln Ave. between the hours of 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

Anaheim Police warn if officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, he or she will be subjected to a field sobriety test. Those who fail face jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses (like having to lawyer up) that can exceed $10,000.

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Illustration by Jay Brockman
Again, don't drink like a fish.
Why the holler?

"Over the course of the past three years," says Sgt. Rick Martinez, Anaheim PD's spokesman, "DUI collisions have claimed 9 lives and resulted in 643 persons injured."

Garden Grove's similar operation at 11852 Knott St. runs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday. Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles that pass through will be checked, according to the cop shop.

Funding for both departments' DUI checkpoints comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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90805 Public Storage
90805 Public Storage

Sounds just about right. I say they should be upholding this everywhere. There are so many cases of irresponsible drinking and driving not just by teens but also by reckless adults who think that they're gods. They don't think of the innocent lives they're enddangering until they get into an accident.

Big Thai
Big Thai

These checks points are a waste of money. Have you seen how many cops they have just sitting around? It's like they having a party there.. anyways road flares..red/blue lights ahead oh let's just make a u-turn...

Fjkjkfd
Fjkjkfd

bs take away the war on drugs and make it a war on alcohol. The bottom line the government is attacking you and using unconstitutional illegal searches and seizure.......make new laws, and make a change.....its happened with marijuana and we need to change the alcohol laws.......killers need to face stiffer peanalties but % of blood alcohol should not be a predetermined #. People can handle it. the minority cannot.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Hello! we have a major budget problem, cut the funding for these Roadblocks! Saturated patrols are so much more effective few Drunk Drivers are stopped at these checkpoints. I believe that the funding should come from the auction sales from vehicles confiscated from poor people. From what I have read these funds go to the tow companies and the police agency.

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