Bad Walking, Bicycling and Motorcycling Gets Police Attention in Corona del Mar SATURDAY

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Photo by flickr user Adam Baker
Nothing to see here, officer.
Special patrols aimed at impaired drivers are common in Orange County (especially this weekend), but operations that target pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists? That is who the Newport Beach Police Department is concentrating on Saturday, at least along East Coast Highway east of Macarthur Boulevard in Corona del Mar.


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Buckle Up (and Sober Up) as There are DUI Checkpoints All Over Orange County TONIGHT

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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Photo by flickr user Duncan C.
Someone get his car keys.
It might be easier to list the Orange County cities where there is NOT a DUI checkpoint tonight as operations are scheduled in Irvine, Orange, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Habra and Mission 
Viejo. Extra patrols aimed at impaired drivers run tonight in Anaheim and Costa Mesa. And what about Saturday, you ask?

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Anaheim's Cops Will Be the Most Active in OC Targeting DUI Motorists Starting TONIGHT

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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Celebrity Productions
Don't Mickey Mouse behind the wheel if you've been drinking/using.
Anaheim cops flood streets known for drunken driving stops, crashes and fatalities tonight and Thursday night, and based on the announcement of anti-DUI operations throughout the county through the end of the year, that city's cops will be the most active in the county when it comes to targeting boozy or druggy motorists.

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Rain Has Not Washed Away DUI Checkpoints in Tustin, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Anaheim

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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Photo by flickr user Kat Selvocki
Hand over your keys, please.
UPDATE, DEC. 12, 9:24 A.M.: Lt. Ben Stauffer of the Garden Grove Police Department did get back to Weekly Thursday evening about the weather vs. tonight's scheduled DUI checkpoint: "It will go if the weatherman is wrong. If the weatherman is right, it will turn into a saturation patrol in vehicles throughout the city."


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South County Saturation Patrols Join Santa Ana DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT!: Update

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
You don't want to see this guy tonight.
UPDATE, DEC. 5, 9:47 A.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department this morning announced DUI saturation patrols from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods. The ops, which are also funded by a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put extra patrol deputies in areas known for DUI-related stops, crashes and fatalities.

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Photos from Santa Ana's Fatal Flower Street and Dyer Road Crash Released to Pry Free Leads

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All photos courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
Half of the carnage from Flower Street and Dyer Road
The Santa Ana Police Department has released horrific photos from a fatal crash early Sunday in hopes a witness will come forward to tell investigators what happened.

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More Bad News for Drug Rehab Center with Counselor Facing Murder Charge for DUI Crash

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The Shaun Eagleson Memorial Fund
Neil Storm Stephany pleaded not guilty to murdering Shaun Eagleson (shown with wife Olivia).
A Costa Mesa drug and alcohol recovery center that had a counselor charged with DUI murder in October is dealing with more negative press this month: the city claims one of its group homes in a residential neighborhood had 11 more beds than legally allowed after some shady moves to avoid detection.

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Santa Ana Adds Checkpoint to Similar Irvine Op and South County Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Bart
If the road looks like this in Irvine (or Santa Ana) tonight, pull over. Actually, don't even get in the car!
UPDATE, NOV. 21, 4:21 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department just announced that it, too, will conduct a checkpoint tonight, from 9 p.m. through 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of 1400 South Bristol Street.

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4 Injured Teen Girls Sue Anaheim Fire's/Murrieta Pol Alan Long over Suspected Drunken Driving Crash

Categories: Court, DUI-yi-yi

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Illustration: D. W. Frydendall, Design: Dustin Ames
He's No. 3!

Four high school cheerleaders injured in an Oct. 16 crash are already suing drunken driving suspect/former Murrieta Mayor/since reelected City Councilman/Anaheim Fire Department Battalion Chief Alan Long for alleged negligence.

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Friday Night's Lake Forest Checkpoint Had More Popped for License Infractions Than DUI

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Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
One of these was up in Lake Forest Friday night.

UPDATE, NOV. 11, 1:39 P.M.: The checkpoint that was conducted in Lake Forest Friday night resulted in more people being cited or arrested for driving without or on a suspended/revoked license (12) than for drug- or alcohol-related offenses (3), according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Their breakdown follows after the jump ...

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