Two were arrested for driving under the influence during Saturday’s DUI Saturation Patrol.
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Traffic Section launched the patrol between 6:00PM and 2:00AM, which netted the two arrests, 10 citations for unsafe driving, one citation for driving with a suspended/revoked license and 31 vehicle enforcement stops, according to the release.
High visibility DUI enforcement operations lower the incidents of impaired driving, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Thanks to special funding a California Office of Traffic Safety Grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the LBPD can provide extra officers for these enforcement efforts.
The LBPD will next conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, July 23.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect their DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to the release.
The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.’