LBPD releases sobriety checkpoint results

On Saturday, July 23, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) traffic division conducted a checkpoint to screen for impaired and unlicensed drivers at Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue, from 6pm to 2am the next morning. During the eight-hour operation, which was aided by Long Beach Police Explorers, Long Beach Search and Rescue, and Long Beach Police Reserve Officers, 1,057 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and, of those, 471 were screened, with the following statistics:
• six arrests for driving under the influence (DUI)
• nine cited for unlicensed driving
• one cited for driving with a suspended license
• 10 vehicles impounded
• one vehicle stored
• 26 other citations issued
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration.
For additional information, contact Traffic Section Sergeant Aaron Alu at (562) 570-5737.

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