Garden Grove

35 DUI arrests, no fatal crashes

ENFORCEMENT efforts by Garden Grove police led to 35 DUI arrests in December and no fatal accidents (Shutterstock).

Thirty-five motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs by Garden Grove police in December.

“We are committed to taking a proactive approach by taking impaired drivers off the road,” said Chief Amir El-Farra. “Driving under the influence is dangerous and has major consequences.”

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties. as well as a suspended license.

The month of December historically has the highest number of injuries, fatal- and DUI-related collisions. By combatting this using a variety of different enforcement efforts, including DUI saturation patrols, street racing operations, and a sobriety checkpoint, there were no fatal collisions in Garden Grove in December 2022.

Most of the funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  1. It’s great there were no fatal DUI car accidents. However, it’s unfortunate that is 35 drivers now having to fightDUIcharges soon in court.

    Hopefully at least this recent DUI arrest news serves as another reminder to some people not to risk a DUI charge or crash in the first place, especially with California DUI consequences even for a first time offense being far more strict today than in prior years.

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