Garden Grove Checkpoint Saturday Night Held in Memory of Teen Killed by DUI Driver in 1994
The Garden Grove Police Department is holding a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday in the area of Chapman and Loara.
Letting the public know ahead of time where the operation will be run is not the only thing unusual about this DUI/drivers license checkpoint: It is being staged in memory of Allison Saliture.
On March 26, 1994, then-16-year-old Saliture was driving on Valley View Street with a friend when a drunken driver struck her vehicle. The DUI driver was a 19-year-old woman who'd been served 15 beers at a bar before climbing behind the wheel.
Saliture died several days later from her injuries, and her mother, Haze Saliture, went on to become a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) volunteer.
Haze Saliture has volunteered at every Garden Grove DUI checkpoint for the past 10 years, according to the department, which notes this is the 20th anniversary of her daughter's passing.