Independence Weekend DUI Patrols: Anaheim, Newport Beach, OCSD Areas

Just because these are lit doesn't mean you should be, especially before driving.
Just because these are lit doesn't mean you should be, especially before driving.
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UPDATE, JUNE 30, 9:54 A.M.: This just in ...

... from Garden Grove PD:

Officers from the Garden Grove Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Tuesday, July 4, between the hours of 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 30, 5:43 A.M.: We know that at least within the boundaries of Anaheim, Newport Beach, Orange County unincorporated areas and sheriff's department contract cities there will be extra officers on roads looking specifically for drunken or drugged drivers tonight through early Tuesday.

That is because the Anaheim and Newport Beach police departments and Orange County Sheriff's Department separately announced Independence Day weekend saturation patrols.

Each agency will be staffed up with officers and deputies on regular patrol duties, which can get hairy given the amount of illegal fireworks currently blasting throughout the County of Orange. But what saturation patrols do is put additional personnel on streets known for DUIs and booze- or drug-related driving accidents or deaths.

These operations will run Friday through Monday, from 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Each department gets operation funding from California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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