Long Beach Police Department reported 11 DUI arrests during its recent grant-funded DUI checkpoint, and here are the further details:
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a DUI saturation patrol from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. the next morning. During the eight-hour operation, eight officers assigned to the patrol worked the North and South Patrol Divisions of Long Beach looking for impaired drivers. During the operation the officers generated the following statistics:
- 11 DUI arrests
- 1 Cited for being an unlicensed driver
- 13 Moving citations
- 3 Vehicles impounded
- 3 Misdemeanor arrest
DUI saturation patrols 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. DUI saturation patrols have been proven to reduce these types of driving-related collisions by removing impaired 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 Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section Sergeant Ernie Kohagura at (562) 570-5737.