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DUI Enforcement Starts Saturday in Long Beach

There appeared to be no formal checkpoints, but rather a "deployment" of police officers in high frequency DUI locations.

Although there were no DUI checkpoints announced  by the Long Beach Police Department, a DUI Enforcement Team was announced to start at 8 p.m. Saturday and last until 4 a.m. Sunday in high frequency crash locations in the city.

The team "will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign," a press statement read. Although no locations or even quadrants of the city were identified, the announcement stated officers would be in "areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

"Driving under the influence can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9,000," the department release states.

 

Maryanne January 20, 2013 at 05:32 AM
Just sit outside some of the bars and catch millions of drunk drivers.....Its not traping anybody........its called the police are doing their jobs and the stupid drunk drivers may learn a lesson.........sooner than later.
dave blevins January 20, 2013 at 06:43 AM
you clowns just dont get it do you.they dont have the right to just stop everyone to see if they are drunk or not.or just to pull you over to see if you have a license.the gastopo used the same tactics.it.s not a matter of right or wrong,its a matter of my rights
Mr C January 21, 2013 at 09:06 AM
Better safe then Sorry.... I'm glad they are keeping the city safe from drunk drivers.....If you don't like it take public transportation.... They are saving Lives!

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