Three people were arrested during a checkpoint over the weekend for driving under the influence.

Long Beach Police Department officers held the checkpoint in the area of Seventh Street and Federation Drive from 7PM until 3AM.

Police said 2,790 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 542 drivers being screened.

Two drivers were arrested for alcohol-related DUIs and one was arrested for a drug-related DUI, police said. As well, three drivers were cited for unlicensed driving, one driver was cited for a suspended license and 18 drivers were cited for unsafe driving.

“DUI checkpoints are a vital component in the fight against both impaired and unlicensed driving,” the LBPD said in a statement. “Nationally, impaired driving caused by alcohol and/or drugs causes one death every 33 minutes.”

Funding for the checkpoint program was provided to the LBPD’s Traffic Section by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration.