The Redondo Beach Police Department has instituted saturation patrols in areas with high frequencies of collisions and arrests relating to driving under the influence leading up to the Super Bowl, according to a news release.
"Super Bowl fans are looking forward to a high-scoring, competitive game," said police Chief Joe Leonardi. "The Redondo Beach Police Department would like to see zero collisions and zero DUI arrests. This will not happen unless people drink responsibly and choose not to drive when they drink.
"This is a zero-tolerance enforcement weekend. Drive sober or get pulled over."
According to the news release, 84 DUI-related crashes have killed one person and harmed 106 people in Redondo Beach over the past three years.
Those caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs face jail, license suspension, insurance increases, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to police.
Additionally, driving under the influence has economic impacts—$1.4 million for a fatality, $70,000 for an injury and $9,000 for a collision that damages property.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.