Long Beach police arrested one person suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol during a DUI checkpoint Friday night, authorities announced.

The checkpoint was conducted between 7:00PM and 3:00AM on Friday, March 11 on westbound Pacific Coast Highway and Daisy Avenue.

Friday’s checkpoint resulted in the following:

  • 516 vehicles screened
  • Four field sobriety tests performed
  • One suspect arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol 
  • 14 drivers cited or arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while their license was suspended or revoked

“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent,” a released from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) stated.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the NHTSA.

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