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Huntington Beach considers posting photos of repeat drunk drivers on Facebook page

January 13, 2011 |  7:05 am

Huntington Beach is considering a bold new use for Facebook: a forum to let the community know about  "habitual drunk drivers."

The idea would be to post information and photos of some drunk drivers arrested by the Huntington Beach Police Department on the social media website.

Councilman Devin Dwyer says he is planning to recommend at Monday's City Council meeting that the Police Department move forward with previously discussed tactics to use social media sites to shame those arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He suggested that the city should post photos of those "arrested for drunk driving multiple times," according to city documents.

"Posting this information may serve as a deterrent to continued driving by individuals whose license has been suspended or revoked," Dwyer wrote in council agenda information made available Wednesday afternoon. "It may also serve to alert the public so that future violations by these individuals are promptly reported to law enforcement officials."

Read the full story here.

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-- Britney Barnes, Huntington Beach Independent / Times Community News

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