To help prevent deaths and injudies caused by drunk driving, the Long Beach Police Department was awarded a $112,800 DUI Checkpoint grant.
"DUI checkpoints are effective because they specifically target impaired driving offenders, and they also educate the public of the dangers of driving under the influence," said Mayor Bob Foster in a prepared statement.
The grant was awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The checkpoints are meant to help aid the police department in reducing deaths and injuries due to drunk driving.
"The partnership that we have with [the Office of Traffic Safety] enables us to maximize the level of enforcement we proide whlie raising the awareness of a serious issue that directly involves the safety of our residents," said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell in a prepared statement.