The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division conducted an eight-hour DUI saturation patrol throughout the city on March 19. The operation featured 13 police officers who patrolled the city looking for impaired drivers.
The officers made 2 DUI arrests, 1 narcotics arrest, and 1 felony arrest; issued citations to 8 unlicensed drivers and drivers with suspended licenses; impounded 6 vehicles; and issued 88 miscellaneous traffic tickets and 41 parking tickets.
According to police officials, St. Patrick’s Day DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols in and around San Diego resulted in twenty-four arrests. A checkpoint on Mission Bay Drive screened more than 1,400 drivers. The checkpoint resulted in 19 DUI arrests, 17 impounded vehicles, and a felony narcotics charge. Thirty additional drivers were detained for sobriety evaluations but not arrested.
DUI saturation patrols were also conducted in the Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Gaslamp Quarter areas. The saturation patrols resulted in 5 DUI arrests, 37 citations, 12 field sobriety tests, and 3 impounded vehicles.
The locations of California DUI checkpoints are always available on this blog as well as Twitter.
Residents of Orange County can also visit the OC DUI Checkpoints website to find out about checkpoint locations.