LBPD North Division Plans DUI Checkpoint for Saturday
2010-11-12 · By Editor
In an effort to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, November 13, from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. in the North Division.
All too often, members of the community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as to ensure drivers have a valid driver license.
A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving while encouraging sober designated drivers. DUI checkpoints are a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the Long Beach Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The objective, says LBPD, is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs,– Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.