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.
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
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.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.