LBPD Reveals Results of Weekend DUI Checkpoint

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On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Long Beach Police Department conducted a Driving Under the Influence / Drivers License Checkpoint on Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue. Long Beach Police Explorers, Public Works and Long Beach Search and Rescue aided police officers at the checkpoint.

The eight-hour operation yielded the following results:

  • 860 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 549 drivers being screened for impairment
  • four people were arrested for driving under the influence
  • one person was arrested for an outstanding domestic violence warrant
  • three people were cited for driving on a suspended license
  • eight people were cited for being unlicensed drivers
  • three vehicles were impounded because the drivers had a suspended license
  • four vehicles were towed
  • twelve drivers were issued traffic citations

Checkpoints are a vital component in the fight against both impaired and unlicensed drivers. Nationally, in 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol impaired driving crashes. An average of one alcohol impaired driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes. Sobriety checkpoints have been proven to reduce impaired driving related collisions by removing these drivers from our streets.

This operation was funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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