Three drivers were arrested during the DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD)’s Traffic Section conducted Friday from 6:00PM to 2:00AM, officials announced today.
Two DUI-alcohol arrests and one outstanding warrant arrest were made during the checkpoint, which was located on Pacific Coast Highway south of 2nd Street.
Below are statistics from Friday’s checkpoint:
- 324 vehicles screened
- 2 DUI-alcohol arrests
- 1 outstanding warrant arrest
- 4 drivers cited for unlicensed driving
- 11 traffic citations issued
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses exceeding $10,000.
Drivers are encouraged to use the Designated Driver VIP (DDVIP) mobile app, which enables Android and iPhone users to locate establishments offering incentives for driving sober. Non-DDs using the app that can also order rideshares from Uber, Lyft and Curb.
The next DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint conducted by the LBPD will take place on Friday, September 15.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.