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DUI checkpoint in HB on Friday

A DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is planned for Huntington Beach on Friday (Shutterstock).

Don’t have a valid driver’s license or the habit of driving sober?

You may be getting some up close and personal moments with the Huntington Beach Police Department on Friday.

The HBPD will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 25 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.

Such checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2019 the HBPD investigated and arrested over 1,500 DUI and others involved in traffic collisions that claimed multiple lives and additional injuries.

GG planners will get a night off

The Garden Grove Planning Commission meeting planned for Oct. 1 has been cancelled. The panel’s usual schedule is for meetings to be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Car theft on the rise in Stanton

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department – which provides police services for Stanton – is reporting a “drastic increase” in vehicle theft. In response deputies have launched proactive patrols aimed at arresting thieves and recovering stolen vehicles.

Over the past four months, Stanton deputies have recovered over 102 stolen autos. Forty-two people have been arrested for such thefts.

The OCSD is asking residents to help combat such crime by:

  • never leaving a vehicle unattended with the engine running or with the keys in the ignition;
  • closing and locking all windows and doors when you park;
  • park in a well-lit area or garage if possible;
  • never leave valuables, or bags of tools visible inside of an unattended vehicle.

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