DUI Checkpoint Proves Effective

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dui and driver's license checkpoint long beachOn Saturday, December 11, 2010, in keeping with the 2010 “Drunk Driving – Over the Limit – Under Arrest” campaign, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a driving under the influence/driver’s license checkpoint at the intersection of Seventh Street and Locust Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Aided by Long Beach Police Explorers and Long Beach Search and Rescue, 1,735 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 585 being screened, resulting in the following statistics:

  • 2 DUI arrests
  • 1 felony arrest
  • 3 misdemeanor arrests
  • 20 cited for unlicensed driving
  • 8 cited for suspended license
  • 28 vehicles impounded
  • 2 vehicles stored
  • 14 other citations issued

DUI checkpoints are a vital component in the fight against both impaired and unlicensed driving. Nationally, impaired driving caused by alcohol or drugs causes one death every 33 minutes. The average American has a 30% chance of being killed or injured by an impaired driver. Sobriety checkpoints have been proven to reduce impaired driving-related collisions by removing these drivers from our streets.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration.

For further information contact Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section Sergeant Ernie Kohagura at (562) 570-5737.


One Response to “DUI Checkpoint Proves Effective”
  1. juan jayat says:

    only 2 DUI of more than 500??? and you say it was a sucess???you guys only trying to get car for the people that u dont want to give a licence to drive and they need a car for thei families,poor people…congratulation LBPD congratulations!!