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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2020


DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint planned for this weekend

Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, Aug 17 between the hours of 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.   

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.

LBPD 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.

DUI Drivers License car

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Courtesy of LBPD

LBPD will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday 

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’s 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, contact Lieutenant Tim Kleiser at (949) 464-6655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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