The Garden Grove Police Department will be conducting a driver license and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint on Saturday (Nov. 21).
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 Harbor Blvd and Quatro 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 of 2009 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.
Anyone with questions can contact Master Officer Juan Centeno at 714-741-5230.