LBPD saturation patrol yields 117 citations, arrest

On Friday, June 4, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Section conducted a DUI saturation patrol throughout Long Beach. This saturation patrol operated from 6pm until 2pm Saturday morning, with eight (8) additional police officers patrolling the City looking for impaired drivers.
During the operation, the following arrests and citations were issued: five DUI arrests; one felony no-bail arrest; one traffic warrant arrest; three misdemeanor arrests; five unlicensed driver traffic citations; five suspended license traffic citations; 11 parking citations; five vehicles impounded; and 81 miscellaneous traffic citations.
DUI saturation patrols are a vital component in the fight against impaired drivers. Nationally, impaired driving from alcohol and/or drugs causes one death every 30 minutes and one injury every two minutes. Saturation patrols have been proven to reduce impaired driving-related collisions by removing these drivers from our streets.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration. “When more people drive sober and safely, lives are saved. It’s just that simple,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic safety. “This grant will help make Long Beach just that much safer of a place to work and live.”

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