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DUI, license checkpoint in GG Aug. 19-20

A DRUNK DRIVING and driver's license checkpoint will be set up in Garden Grove on Aug. 19-20.

A DRUNK DRIVING and driver’s license checkpoint will be set up in Garden Grove on Aug. 19-20.

Drunk drivers and drivers’ license scofflaws beware: a checkpoint to check for those violations is scheduled for the night and early morning of Aug. 19-20 by the Garden Grove Police Department’s traffic unit.

LogoforNewsBriefsThe DUI/Driver License checkpoint is intended as a deterrent in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol- and drug-related crashes. In California in 2013, it’s reported that 867 people were killed in DUI crashes; the national figure is over 10,000 people.

Funding for checkpoint comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Christina Byrne of the Orange County Transportation Authority will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 16 Lunch Connection meeting of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce.

Byrne will speak on the top of the “I-405 Project,” a reference to the planned major overhaul of the San Diego Freeway, which runs through Westminster. The luncheon is from 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Michael’s Sports Pub and Grill at 15192 Goldenwest St., Westminster.

PHAT BUI (OC Tribune photo).

PHAT BUI (OC Tribune photo).


Garden Grove City Councilman Phat Bui is facing a recommended fine of $638 for failing to report some contributions to the 2014 council campaign. The state Fair Political Practices Commission will decide on Aug. 18 whether to impose the fine, based on a failure to disclose $22,684 in contributions by the deadline. Bui, who ran unsuccessfully for a spot on the Orange County Board of Supervisors this year, told the Voice of OC website that he was distracted with other matters and simply forgot to file until a month later.

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