Santa Ana Hosts Checkpoint SATURDAY; Garden Grove Cops Brace for Cinco de Drinko

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Not advised in Santa Ana, especially this Saturday night.
The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday. Where? Click through ...

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Santa Ana Cops and OC Deputies Join Garden Grove Police in Anti-DUI Operations TONIGHT

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Uh-oh, po-po ...
UPDATE, APRIL 10, 11:10 A.M.: More anti-DUI operations tonight have been announced by the Santa Ana Police and Orange County Sheriff's departments.

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DUI Checkpoint in Dana Point TONIGHT

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Sign of the times.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department holds a DUI/driver license checkpoint in Dana Point from 6 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.

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Two DUI-Related Freeway Hit-and-Run Crashes Before St. Patrick's Day Leave 1 Dead in OC

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Hey, remember the pre-St. Patrick's Day, anti-DUI operations we warned you were happening throughout Orange County this past weekend? Checkpoints and special patrols may have blanketed local streets but they did not stop some DUI-related carnage on our freeways.

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Sheriff Joins Costa Mesa in Weekend Patrols; Checkpoints TONIGHT: GG, Irvine, Newport

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The old Weekly staff mascot is back!
UPDATE, MARCH 13, 11:22 A.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department just announced that its DUI Task Force will deploy roving DUI patrols during this St. Patrick's Day "holiday weekend" in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita.

ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 13, 6:31 A.M.: Can you guess which weekend before a pseudo holiday has law enforcement extra antsy about boozy, druggy and boozed up druggy drivers?

This weekend! The police departments of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Garden Grove have announced special enforcement operations aimed at those who begin their St. Patrick's Day partying early.

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Immigration Attorney Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti Pleads Guilty to Drugged-Driving Manslaughter

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Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti was blazing on Xanax and Suboxone.
An immigration lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to crashing her car into a bicyclist and killing him while driving under the influence of prescription drugs that included Xanax and Suboxone.

Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, 41, of Rancho Santa Margarita, copped to felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and now faces up to four years in state prison at her sentencing scheduled for May 8 in Newport Beach. Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested her on Sept. 23, 2013, which was after crime lab blood results were in from the crash that happened six months before.

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Sheriff's Anti-DUI Patrols Blanket South Orange County TONIGHT

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Light for the lit.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department's DUI Task Force will deploy "saturation patrols" tonight in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods.

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Santa Ana Joins Irvine and Newport Beach in Having DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT

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Call Uber if the road looks like this.
UPDATE, FEB. 20, 5:11 P.M.: This just in: Santa Ana Police will have a checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of 400 S. Fairview St.

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Went to a DUI Crash in San Clemente and a DUI Checkpoint Broke Out

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Some failed to heed the warning against drinking like a fish and driving in San Clemente.
UPDATE NO. 2, FEB. 16, 12:22 P.M.: A 29-year-old man who failed to stop at the DUI checkpoint in San Clemente late Friday night crashed and later found himself arrested on suspected driving under the influence.

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Weekender Updater: Gang Killer, Boss Slaying, Disputed DUI Manslaughter Sentence and More

It's another busy weekend of updating as we bring details on the conviction of a gang killer of a 14-year-old, the trial starting against a former fugitive accused of choking out his boss, the disputed jail sentence given to a drunk/drugged-up driver who mowed down an elderly jogger, the sanity finding for a mother who drowned her baby girl in the tub, another stay-out-of-jail payment by an embezzling parent-teacher organization president and the new interim leader of the complaint-plagued Irvine Animal Care Center.

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