The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) traffic section screened 324 vehicles and made three arrests during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Aug. 18.
The checkpoint was located on Pacific Coast Highway south of 2nd Street, between the hours of 6pm and 2am. 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, according to the LBPD.
Of the 324 vehicles that were screened, two DUI-alcohol suspects were arrested. One driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Four drivers were cited for unlicensed driving, and 11 were given traffic citations.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The LBPD will conduct another checkpoint on Sept. 15.