The Long Beach Police Department will conduct a drivers license and DUI checkpoint in Long Beach on Saturday, the department announced yesterday.
Police said the checkpoint will be set up somewhere in the department's East Patrol Division starting at 7 p.m. and running until 3 a.m.
During that time, officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and will also check to ensure drivers are carrying a valid drivers license.
Drivers caught driving under the influence could face jail time, loss of their drivers license and higher insurance rates. Police said a DUI arrest could cost a driver $10,000 or more.
In Long Beach, DUI related collisions have claimed 14 victims and injured 305 in the past three years alone, police said.
Police encouraged all drivers who plan on drinking to plan ahead and designate a sober driver.
Long Beach's East Patrol division, where the checkpoint will take place is bounded by Del Amo Boulevard to the north, the coastline to the south, Orange County to the east and Cherry Avenue and Signal Hill to the west.