It's beginning to look a lot like DUI saturation patrols, at least in Anaheim, where special units aimed at taking boozy or druggy drivers off problem roads in the city operate from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Anaheim also has saturation patrols scheduled Saturday, next Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Dec. 31, all from 8 p.m. through 3 a.m.. Meanwhile, the department has warned DUI/drivers license checkpoints can go up any time through the end of the year.
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The next scheduled checkpoint in Orange County is 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday in Westminster and Santa Ana, according to the county's anti-DUI task force.
The task force adds there are other scheduled saturation patrols Saturday from 8 p.m. through 3 a.m. Sunday in La Habra and Orange, and those same times Wednesday, Dec. 31 in Irvine, Placentia, Westminster and Brea. Fountain Valley and cities within the Orange County Sheriff's Department coverage area could also conduct spot saturation patrols through year's end.
Funding for these operations comes from California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.