Submitted by the Laguna Beach Police Dept.:
The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 31st, at Coast Highway and Blue Lagoon drive between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 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.
This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
Statistics from the checkpoint:
- 2293 Vehicles Screened
- 669 Drivers greeted
- 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
- 6 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 13 Citations issued
The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in December in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.