The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Livingston Drive and Prospect Avenue, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/drivers license checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
The checkpoint yielded the following results:
- 1,284 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint
- 574 Vehicles were screened
- 4 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were conducted
- 1 DUI-alcohol suspect arrested
- 7 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 3 Citations issued for unsafe driving
Long Beach Police will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!