UPDATE, JUNE 8, 11:11 A.M.: In addition to the sheriff's department's DUI patrols in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Ranch Santa Margarita, city police agencies hold sobriety checkpoints tonight in Westminster, Santa Ana and Garden Grove.
The Westminster and Garden Grove police departments did not announce the locations of their operations, but Santa Ana's is known.
It's at 2100 N. Main St. from 7:30 tonight through 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Westminster's, which is being run in coordination with the California Highway Patrol, runs from 8 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday, while Garden Grove's is from 9 p.m. through 2 a.m.
The goal of all three will be to take drivers who are inebriated or without valid licenses off the road, and like the sheriff's special patrols, the operations are funded by California Office of Traffic Safety grants, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 8, 7:33 A.M.: More patrol cars are promised tonight on roads known for drunken driving
arrests and accidents in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Ranch Santa
The Orange County Sheriff's Department's “Avoid the
12” DUI Task Force, the South County component of the countywide “Avoid
the 38” campaign, conducts the sweep.
The department says the goal is to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage.
Funding comes from a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.