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Laguna Beach DUI Checkpoint Results

Laguna Beach DUI Checkpoint Results

As a follow-up to LBPD DUI Checkpoint This Weekend see below:

DUI Checkpoint Nets Ten Arrests

The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on August 17th, in the area of Coast Highway and Aliso Beach between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

2285 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. Of those vehicles, 784 drivers were screened, which resulted in nine people being arrested for DUI, one person being arrested for an outstanding DUI warrant, and two people were issued citations for driving on suspended licenses.

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. 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. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Laguna Beach Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting numerous DUI education/enforcement details throughout 2019 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For further information, please contact Lieutenant Tim Kleiser at (949) 464-6655 or

Laguna Beach Police Department, August 20, 2019 Press Release

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