As this keyboard is being drooled over, the Angels have taken a 4-0 lead over the Yankees in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS.
If the lead held by the time you read this, that means there will be no need to drown season-ending sorrows and go driving through Garden Grove Saturday night.
However, there's a whole lot of baseball left, and Game 6 (if necessary) is Saturday evening. The potential for sorrow-drowning remains, as does celebratory hoisting.
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In any event, avoid the Garden Grove Boulevard and Yockey Street intersection between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. Garden Grove PD explains why after the jump. And keep in mind the Angel season is dedicated to a pitcher who died (along with two others) in a drunken-driving crash . . .
The Garden Grove Police Department will be conducting a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint on Saturday, October 24, 2009. The checkpoint will be focusing on drivers that have been drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, and abusing prescription medication while driving. Officers will also be strictly enforcing driver license laws.
The DUI Checkpoint will take place near the intersection of Garden Grove Blvd. and Yockey St. There will be several officers and support personnel on duty for the exclusive purpose of the DUI Checkpoint. On average, DUI Checkpoints result in 8-10 DUI arrests and several citations for license violations. Equally important, checkpoints greatly increased public awareness of the problems of impaired driving, resulting in fewer impaired drivers on the road.
This special operation is funded by a state grant, which began the first of October 2009, is aimed at reducing the number of people injured or killed in the city of Garden Grove. The grant pays for enforcement overtime as well as educational projects. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.