Police make 3 DUI arrests, ticket 11 drivers in North Long Beach DUI checkpoint

Long Beach police arrested three drivers suspected of driving under the influence and ticketed 11 others during a DUI checkpoint conducted on Friday in North Long Beach.

The checkpoint took place on Atlantic Avenue and South Street, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., police said.

Approximately 302 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 159 drivers were screened, police said. Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of a DUI, two drivers were cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and six drivers were cited for not having a license, according to police.

The checkpoints are placed in strategic locations where police believe they will deter drunk and drugged driving, according to the LBPD.

Individuals caught driving impaired can expect jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to a statement from police.

Police arrest 7, issue 19 citations in DUI checkpoint

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at lbpost.com/support.