During an eight-hour drunk-driving crackdown Saturday, police in Long Beach made 12 arrests and issued 16 traffic tickets for unsafe driving, authorities said.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign started at 7 p.m. Saturday and ended at 3 a.m. Sunday. LBPD patrol officers spanned the city looking for impaired drivers and made 10 suspected drunken driving arrests, one alleged felony drug arrest and one alleged DUI warrant arrest, according to a news release.
Around the same, Los Angeles sheriff deputies arrested 366 motorists suspected of drunken driving during a three-day countywide crackdown.
The “Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign” — a part of the Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI effort — began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ended midnight Saturday, according to a sheriff's department statement.
During that same period in 2012, there were 391 drunken driving arrests during the same 48-hour time period, according to the news statement. Six of the arrests overnight were a result of crashes causing injury.
Over the past three years, there have been 305 DUI collisions in Long Beach that claimed 14 lives and injured 417 others, according to the LBPD release.
— City News Service contributed to this article.