LBPD DUI Checkpoint This Weekend
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend in Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.Laguna Beach Police Department August 14, 2019 Press Release
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
Laguna Beach Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.
Laguna Beach Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
~Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
~See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
~Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
~Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500.
Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Laguna Beach Police Department 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.