Garden Grove, Stanton and Villa Park Start Anti-Booze Patrols Tonight
With saturation patrols, police agencies generally flood streets where there have been repeated booze-related crashes and arrests.
"If you drive drunk, Garden Grove PD will be looking for you," Sgt Carl Whitney says in a department statement about the operation. "If you're over the limit and we catch you, you will be arrested."
Funding for the patrols, which will begin at 5 p.m. each evening, comes from a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Garden Grove department just announced receiving a new $150,000 traffic safety grant from the same state agency for another year of anti-DUI operations. Besides future saturation patrols, the grant will help pay for DUI/driver's license checkpoints and warrant searches in city limits.