The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, September 15, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the West Division area.
While the department does not give the exact location of the checkpoint, it publicizes its operations in an effort to discourage driving under the influence.
Drug-impaired driving collisions have increased in California in recent years, according to the department’s release. The Office of Traffic Safety aims to inform all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”
“If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI,” the department stated. “Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.”
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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