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One person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and 11 others were cited for minor infractions Friday, March 3, during a DUI checkpoint in Long Beach’s North Division, police said today.

Over 700 vehicles made their way through the checkpoint in the area of Artesia Boulevard east of Cherry Avenue from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with police screening just under a third of all drivers, authorities said.

Police said the 11 drivers they cited either did not have a license or it had been suspended or revoked.

DUI checkpoint locations are chosen based on previously reported crashes in the area involving impaired drivers, according to police, who said the primary purpose of the checkpoints is to keep impaired drivers off the road.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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