Laguna Beach Police Memorial Day Weekend DUI Checkpoint Results

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The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 24th 2015.

Location was about a ½ mile north of Wesley Drive on Coast Highway.

Checkpoint Hours were between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

1625-Vehicles through Checkpoint

797-Drivers Greeted

6-DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

11-Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

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.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.
A major component of these checkpoints are 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.

Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

As part of the Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force, The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints in 2015 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.

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