Westside DUI Checkpoints Slated For Saturday By LBPD

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DUI CheckpointsIn an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved collisions, the Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a Driving Under the Influence – Driver License Checkpoint on Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 6:00 p.m., until 2:00 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011. This checkpoint will be held in the western section of the city. These checkpoints are conducted to identify DUI offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of driving while impaired.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The purpose of the DUI – Driver License Checkpoint is an attempt to reduce those tragedies, as well as to ensure drivers have a valid driver license. By publicizing these enforcement and educational efforts, the Long Beach Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from driving while impaired.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are found to be under the influence will be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs – Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, please contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section Sergeant, Aaron Alu at (562) 570-5737.

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