Long Beach police arrested three suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol as part of a saturation patrol on Saturday night, authorities announced Monday.
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Traffic Section conducted the DUI saturation patrol between 7:00PM and 3:00AM on Saturday, November 14.
The operation netted the following results:
- 58 vehicle enforcement stops
- 3 DUI-alcohol suspects arrested
- 2 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 13 citations issued
“High visibility DUI enforcement efforts have a deterrent effect lowering the incidents of impaired driving and will continue thanks to special funding for extra officers to patrol for this deadly crime,” the LBPD stated.
The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, officials said.
In a release, the LBPD encouraged the use the California Office of Traffic Safety Designated Driver VIP (DDVIP) mobile app, which is now available for mobile download. Through the app, which launched last year, users will be able to locate establishments that offer incentives for participating in the app, which helps users order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb, all on one screen.