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Huntington Beach police officer Thoby Archer has a friendly conversation with people on Main Street outside bars and restaurants in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach officer Dave Dereszynski, left, is called in for a DUI investigation on Feb. 11, 2011, in Huntington Beach. The young woman being tested was pulled over for driving with expired registration tags. Police reported that they found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach Police officers Thoby Archer, left, and Z. Pricer watch people walk down Main Street in Huntington Beach. Recently the tiny city of about 200,000 was ranked No. 1 in California for alcohol-related traffic collisions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Officer Z. Pricer watches people walk down Main Street in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach officers R. Gonzales, from left, Dave Dereszynski and Kansaku during a DUI investigation. A young woman (back to camera) was pulled over for driving a 2000 Lexus with expired registration tags.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach officer Thoby Archer attempts to wake up a passenger who passed out in a taxi on Main Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach Police officers T. Jackson, left, and R. Gonzales arrest a man after a flight on Main Street in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A man walks through the Huntington Beach Police Department City Jail after being brought to the station on suspicion of driving under the influence after hitting a parked car in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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For better or worse, Huntington Beach has developed a reputation as a mecca for partiers (it even hosted the World Series of Beer Pong via satellite in 2008). Surfers, tourists, college students and gussied-up singles prowling for dates are among those who descend on the town’s Main Street every weekend in search of a good time.

On a recent evening, photographer Francine Orr accompanied Huntington Beach police officers on their Main Street patrol as they, among other things, attempted to wake up a passed-out passenger in a taxi and made several arrests for driving under the influence.

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