Huntington Beach once again looks to a new strategy to reduce Drunk Driving Offenses also known as DUI's. The city had agreed to list people cited for possible DUI in newspapers but the publications stopped listing the names. Another plan was approved to allow the Huntington Beach Police Department to list the names of people on their website arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. Now the police department and the city have discussed having the names of DUI suspects on the Huntington Beach PD's Facebook and Twitter account. Police Chief Kenneth Small explained that they would consult with the City Attorney regarding any legal issues that would arise. If the procedure does not violate the law, then the department would most likely go ahead with the plan. Since arrest information is public in nature it is unlikely there would be a legal obstacle.
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