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DUI checkpoint is planned for HB

THE HBPD is planning a DUI/DL checkpoint July 11-12 in the city (Shutterstock).

If you think law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers only this coming Independence Day weekend, think again.

The Huntington Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint somewhere in the city at an undisclosed location between the hours of 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 and 3 a.m. Sunday, July 12.

In 2009, the HBPD investigated over 1500 DUI drivers and numerous others involved in traffic collisions that claimed multiple lives and resulted in additional injuries.

The cost of getting charged with a DUI runs upwards to $13,500.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the HBPD by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

HB council to appoint public works director

At its meeting on Monday, the Huntington Beach City Council is expected to finalize the hiring of a new public works director.

The offer was made earlier to Sean Crumby by City Manager Oliver Chi, and should be made official on Monday. Crumby has previously served as public works director for the cities of Stanton and Newport Beach.

Also on the agenda are:

  • an update on police department protocols and procedures by Chief Robert Handy during the 4 p.m. study session;
  • an update by the city manager on the city’s COVID-19 response plan in the regular session starting at 6 p.m.

Westminster council to hire city manager

The hiring of a new city manager tops the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster City Council.

Expected to be appointed to the city’s top executive post is Choung N. Thai. He will receive an annual salary of $213,000, along with a car allowance of $250 a month and a cell phone allowance of $60 a month.

The position was a vacated by Eddie Manfro, who resigned after over seven years in the job. In the interim, Sherry Johnson, who had been city finance director, held the position since Feb. 15, 2020.

A closed session will be held at 6 p.m. and a open session at 7 p.m. The open meeting will be held by teleconference/web conference only.




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  1. Worst written article ever, seriously go back to school and pick another profession, journalism is not right for you.

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