Police arrest 4 at Saturday night DUI checkpoint

Long Beach police screened more than 400 drivers and arrested four people suspected of driving under the influence Saturday night at a checkpoint near the Washington neighborhood.

Police also cited 14 people for unsafe driving, 12 drivers for being unlicensed and two for driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers manned the checkpoint between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Daisy Avenue.

Officers saw 1,244 drivers go through the checkpoint and, of those, screened 409.

The LBPD emphasized that driving under the influence includes marijuana and other drugs.


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.