Drunk Driving

DUI checkpoint set for Friday night in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach police will hold a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in an unidentified area of the city from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said they selected the location based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as people driving without proper licensing, according to a Police Department news release.

Since 2015, Huntington Beach officers have investigated 854 crashes involving driving under the influence, including four deaths and 288 injuries, according to the department.

Friday night’s checkpoint is funded through a grant from the California...

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