Results of Long Beach Police DUI Checkpoint of June 8

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On Saturday June 8, 2013, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint on 7th Street at Federation Drive, from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. During the eight-hour operation, which was aided by Long Beach Police Explorers, Long Beach Search and Rescue, and Long Beach Police Reserves, 2,480 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 525 being screened, resulting in the following statistics:

  • Three (3) DUI arrests
  • Twelve (12) Cited for unlicensed driving
  • Four (4) Cited for suspended license
  • Four (4) 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 Aaron Alu at (562) 570-7338.

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