DUI Patrol Nets 11 Arrests, 13 Citations Last Saturday

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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.

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