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LBPD to hold DUI checkpoint on Friday

The checkpoint will be active in West Long Beach on Friday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

LBPD to hold DUI checkpoint on Friday
Photo courtesy LBPD.

The Long Beach Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in its West Division area on Friday.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” LBPD Lieutenant Jose Flores said in a statement Wednesday. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.” 

The LBPD determines DUI checkpoint locations using data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes, police said. The main purpose of these checkpoints is to "promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road," according to the LBPD.

Impaired driving can include being under of the influence of alcohol as well as prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, police said.

A first-time DUI conviction can lead to an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license, according to the LBPD. 

Funding for the LBPD DUI checkpoint program comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 


Anthony Pignataro is an unpaid editor at Long Beach Watchdog. Thank him for his work.



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