Huntington Beach

DUI checkpoint nets arrests, citations

A DRUNK DRIVING and driver’s license enforcement efforts in Huntington Beach Friday netted arrests and citations (Shutterstock).

A recent checkpoint by Huntington Beach police netted 19 arrests and resulted in 23 citations and eight vehicles towed.

According to Sgt. Mike Szyperki of the HBPD’s traffic unit, the checkpoint was held on July 19-20 at Beach Boulevard and Slater Avenue from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Two thousand, two hundred and seventy-seven vehicles were screened and seven persons were arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Twelve other were cited or arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or driving with a suspended or revoked license. One suspect was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

A DUI saturation patrol will be conducted in the city by the HBPD on Saturday, July 27.

City manager candidate interviews continue

A special meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council will be held on Friday to conduct interviews for candidates to become the next city manager of Surf City.

The meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Huntington Central Library in the Talbert Room, 7111 Talbert Ave. (at Goldenwest Street).

The closed session will start with a meeting with the city attorney regarding the city’s lawsuit with the City of Fountain Valley.

Following that, interviews with city manager candidates will begin after 1 p.m. and continue until late afternoon.

The next regular meeting of the council is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers at 2000 Main St.

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