- Terelle Jerricks
LBPD Conducts DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint
The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. May 11, in the department’s North Division area.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Long Beach Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.
Celebrate Asthma Awareness Month
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services invites residents to celebrate asthma awareness month by participating in the third annual Asthma Resource Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, at Admiral Kidd Park.
This free family-friendly event will feature valuable information on asthma prevention and control, including free health screenings by doctors, allergists and respiratory therapists, educational materials and connections to vital resources and support services. There will be mobile clinics, drawings, door prizes and healthy snacks for all attendees. The Greener Good Farmers Market will be open during the fair.
The fair is sponsored by the Long Beach Asthma Resource Collaborative, which consists of several community agencies and departments dedicated to improving the health of Long Beach residents through better asthma prevention and control.
Details: (562) 427-4249; www.longbeach.gov/health
Venue: Admiral Kidd Park
Location: 2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach