LBPD Issues Results of Recent DUI Checkpoint

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DUI CheckpointsOn Saturday July 21, 2012, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a checkpoint to screen for impaired and unlicensed drivers in the area of 2nd Street and Marina Drive, from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. Long Beach Police Explorers and the Long Beach Search and Rescue assisted with the operation, which saw 2,384 vehicles pass through. Of those vehicles, 622 were screened and the following statistics resulted:

  • 6 arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)
  • 3 citations issued
  • 5 vehicles impounded

DUI checkpoints 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. Sobriety checkpoints have been proven to reduce these types of driving-related collisions by removing such 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 Traffic Section Sergeant Ernie Kohagura at (562) 570-5737.

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