Garden Grove and Long Beach Hold DUI Checkpoints Saturday Night

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The Garden Grove and Long Beach police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints in their respective cities Saturday night.

No exact location for either operation was initially released.

The Garden Grove checkpoint is scheduled to run from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., while the one in Long Beach ends at the same time but begins two hours earlier, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The reason for the OC checkpoint, which will be placed in an area with a history of collisions and DUI arrests?

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed seven lives and resulted in 200 injury crashes harming 87 of our friends and neighbors," says Garden Grove Police Sgt. J. Fischer.

Law enforcement agencies up and down the state claim checkpoints are deterrents. Specially trained officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment as well as checking drivers for proper licensing, according to the department, which swears motorists will only be delayed momentarily.

Funding for both ops comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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16 comments
OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Tell that to the police departments who post them all the time.

Andy Au
Andy Au

Checkpoint app that you can use

Crystal Jewel
Crystal Jewel

Haha. I love that they tagged it a DUI/DL checkpoint. Gotta add that drivers license part to it. Still don't have to give it or be detained unless you're under suspicion of SOMETHING.

Alex Peña
Alex Peña

Again still no clue where they are . Thanks for the heads up !!!......NOT

Justin Pla
Justin Pla

Didn't they have check points in Nazi Germany?

i.romero
i.romero

Uh, but what is their reason for doing it THIS weekend?   His answer was non sequitir.

kimboano
kimboano

Hey Charles. what happened to your facebook page? it was there one minute and gone the next. I really liked your posts. 

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