David Mendez

Redondo Beach Police Beat

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RBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 30

The Redondo Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 30, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 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.

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The Redondo 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. Since Jan. 1 of 2018, the Redondo Beach Police Department investigated 93 DUI collisions which resulted in 26 injuries.

The Redondo Beach Police Department reminds drivers to always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home; to take the keys and help those who are clearly impaired and trying to drive; to offer non-alcoholic drinks when hosting a party; and to report drunk drivers by calling 911.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses, as well as possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Redondo Beach Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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