Patch.com reports that the Beverly Hills Police Department recently released the results of a DUI checkpoint held on Friday, September 9, along Santa Monica Boulevard.
According to the press release by the Beverly Hills Police Department, a regular DUI checkpoint was set up at the intersection of North Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Drive from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Officer Giovanni Trejo told reporters that out of the 75 drivers who were stopped, no arrests or citations were issued for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In the state of California, the checkpoints are selected according to previous incidents where DUI crashes or arrests have occurred in the past. Officer Trejo also said that traffic data and the ability to safely conduct a checkpoint without impeding traffic flow also influence the selection process.
“Historically, Santa Monica Boulevard has one of the highest numbers of DUI-related incidents in the city,” Trejo said. “About 30 have been recorded since early 2019.”
Beverly Hills Police Department and California Department of Transportation data indicate that the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard is also a hotspot for DUI incidents.
Funding for DUI checkpoints for law enforcement agencies is made possible through grants from the state’s Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).