The Garden Grove Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 17, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed at locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. Specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.
Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP (DDVIP) free app for Android and iPhone. The DDVIP app locates nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers, and more. The app has the capability to tie-in social media accounts and contact Uber, Lyft, or Curb.
Drivers caught driving under the influence can expect the impact of a DUI arrest, jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
The checkpoint will be conducted in coordination with the City of Garden Grove’s Accident Reduction Team (ART), with funding being provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.”