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Collaborative traffic and DUI enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

While many of us have been staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach Police Departments are asking everyone who does need to drive to do so while sober.

All three agencies have seen a rise in illegal street racing, loud exhaust, and impaired driving in recent weeks. The increased efforts to address impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.

During this period, which runs until Labor Day, the Seal Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach Police Departments will be working in a collaborative effort to combat impaired driving, street racing, and speeding. This means you may see officers from different jurisdictions in our city, working to protect you and your family.

In addition to patrols, the Huntington Beach Police Department will be holding a DUI Checkpoint on September 4th, 2020 in the City of Huntington Beach. Seal Beach Police will be assisting with this checkpoint.

Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. Although fewer people are traveling, impaired driving continues to be a problem. During the 4th of July holiday, the CHP made 738 arrests for DUI over a 54-hour period.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For information about our enforcement efforts, please follow the Seal Beach Police Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @sealbeachpolice

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.

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  1. Thank you for doing this. I live in HB and do like the city and I love cars as well. But recently the street racing is out of control. Many loud cars at high speeds.

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