Saturation Patrol Nets Numerous Traffic Citations and 3 DUI Arrests


A DUI saturation patrol conducted by Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Traffic Section patrol officers Saturday night resulted in three DUI arrests, two misdemeanor arrests and numerous traffic citations, officials announced Monday.

Actions on Saturday, between 7PM and 3AM, included

  • Conducted 44 enforcement stops
  • Conducted 17 standardized field sobriety tests
  • Made three DUI arrests
  • Made two misdemeanor arrests for drunk in public and assault
  • Impounded two vehicles for suspended license driver and unlicensed driver
  • Issued 12 traffic citations for unsafe driving

In a prior press release the LBPD said DUI collisions have caused nine deaths and 315 injury crashes in the last three years in Long Beach. The release also stated that 2012 statewide figures showed an increase in DUI-related fatalities, to 802, after “falling dramatically” the previous five years.

A DUI-related fatality has a $1.4 million impact, while a DUI-related injury has a $70,000 impact, according to LBPD statistics. A crash that only damages property averages nearly $9,000, the release said. 

This program is funded from a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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