LBPD Weekend DUI Patrol Results in Four Arrests

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Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on December 12, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. High visibility DUI enforcement efforts have a deterrent effect reducing the incidents of impaired driving and will continue thanks to special funding for extra officers to patrol for this deadly crime. The operation resulted in the following:

  • 49 vehicle enforcement stops were conducted
  • 13 field sobriety tests were conducted
  • 4 DUI-alcohol suspects were arrested
  • 1 driver was arrested for an outstanding DUI warrant
  • 11 citations were issued

Law enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving, reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from one of several ride sharing services – all from one screen.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of their DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

The Long Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 19, 2015, in the Department’s ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon the city’s streets and highways.

The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

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