Results From LBPD’s Weekend DUI Checkpoint

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On Saturday, May 14, 2011, the Long Beach Police Department conducted a driving under the influence /driver’s license checkpoint at Artesia Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.  Long Beach Police Explorers, Reserves, and Long Beach Search and Rescue assisted with the operation.

The eight-hour checkpoint operated from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., and during that time 630 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 244 of them screened. From this operation the following statistics were produced:

  • 3 D.U.I. arrests
  • 1 arrest for an outstanding warrant
  • 10 vehicles impounded (drivers were unlicensed or had a suspended license)
  • 3 vehicles towed
  • 20 drivers issued traffic citations

“Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest”, is the name of the campaign for 2011, and regular checkpoints are a vital component of the campaign, which is aimed at making roadways safer.

Nationally, impaired driving caused by drugs and/or alcohol causes one death every 33 minutes, and gives the average American a 30% chance of being killed or injured by an impaired driver.  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.”

For further information, please contact Sergeant Douglas Bender of the Traffic Section at (562) 570-7484.

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2 Responses to “Results From LBPD’s Weekend DUI Checkpoint”
  1. Mike says:

    Talk about a police state! With city budgets crunched, they have money to harass random law abiding resident?!?

  2. Patricia Barnett says:

    All the negative press about Long Beach PD, and yet you haven’t published any positive press, nor explanation for Long Beach PD, that Derrick Dinsmore was found not guilty, of receiving stolen property, involving guns, on May 17th in LA Court.