The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, June 26, from 6pm to 2am in the area of the North Division, in an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
All too often, members of the community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This checkpoint is an effort to reduce these tragedies, as well as ensure that drivers have valid licenses.
A major component of the checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers, which is especially important during the upcoming July 4th weekend, when many citizens will be celebrating with family and friends.
Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs– Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.