DUI Patrol Nets 11 Arrests, 13 Citations Last Saturday
2012-07-12 · By Editor
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a DUI saturation patrol from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. the next morning. Eight officers assigned to the patrol worked the North and South Patrol Divisions of Long Beach looking for impaired drivers.
The 8-hour operation operation resulted in the following statistics:
- 11 DUI arrests
- 1 Cited for being an unlicensed driver
- 13 Moving citations
- 3 Vehicles impounded
- 3 Misdemeanor arrest
DUI saturation patrols are a vital component in the fight against both impaired and unlicensed driving. Nationally, impaired driving caused by alcohol and/or drugs causes one death every 33 minutes. The average American has a 30% chance of being killed or injured by a driver under the influence. DUI saturation patrols have been proven to reduce these types of driving-related collisions by removing impaired 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.