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LBPD to target impaired drivers with checkpoint

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · News

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will be conducting a DUI and driver-license checkpoint from 6pm Saturday, Sept. 3 to 2am Sunday, Sept. 4. This checkpoint will be conducted in the western section of the city. These checkpoints are conducted to identify DUI offenders and get them off the streets, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of driving while impaired.
The LBPD publicizes these enforcement and educational efforts as an effort to dissuade motorists from driving while impaired.
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked, and drivers who are found to be under the influence will be arrested. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, contact the LBPD’s Traffic Section Sergeant, Aaron Alu, at (562) 570-5737.

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