Police plan DUI checkpoint for Friday in North Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department announced Tuesday that it will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Police did not disclose the location of the DUI Checkpoint but said it will take place in the North Division area, located in North Long Beach.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests, according to a police statement.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.

Drivers charged with a DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license, according to the LBPD.

Police arrest 7, issue 19 citations in DUI checkpoint

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