The Long Beach Police Department has a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint underway from 7:00 p.m. Saturday through 3:00 a.m. Sunday in the city's West area.
"Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily," the department announced.When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000."
The California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is funding Long Beach and other city DUI checkpoints with grants, and urges anyone who sees a drunk driver to call 9-1-1 immediately.