Huntington Beach

DUI checkpoint is set for Friday night

A DRUNK DRIVING and driver’s license enforcement efforts will be set up in Huntington Beach on Friday night.

A DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will be conducted by the Huntington Beach Police Department on Friday, Dec. 14 (tonight) from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at a location within city limits.

The HBPD will be looking not just for motorists who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but those with an expired driver’s license or no license at all.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was the most common at 7.3 percent, slightly more than liquor.

Briscoe is president of OVSD board

John Briscoe will serve as president of the Ocean View School District Board of Education. He was chosen at the Dec. 11 meeting of the board.

Gina Clayton-Tarvin will serve as president, and Jack C. Souders will be clerk. Other board members are Norm Westwell and Patrica Singer.

The board meets twice-monthly (with some exceptions) at 17200 Pinehurst Lane in Huntington Beach at 6 p.m. The next meeting of the board is scheduled for Jan. 8.

The OVSD serves northern Huntington Beach and portions of Fountain Valley, Westminster and Midway City.

Surf City Splash coming on New Year’s

Sponsors, vendors and splashers are being sought for the 19th annual Surf City Splash put on by the International Surfing Museum on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in Huntington Beach.

Over 500 “crazy costumed folks” are expected to jump into the surf on the north side of the pier at 405 Pacific Coast Highway. Registration and a pancake breakfast is planned for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the costume contest at 11:30 a.m. The Splash will occur at noon.

The cost is $100 for vendor/artist booths, $200 for sponsors and $25 for splashers (including breakfast). For more information, to www.surfingmuseum.com .

Proceeds will benefit the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach.

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