A checkpoint set up through Saturday morning by Long Beach officers yielded one arrest and 11 citations, officials said Saturday.

The checkpoint operated between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday on Artesia Boulevard east of Cherry Avenue, due to the number of impaired driving-related crashes reported in that area, according to a Long Beach Police Department statement.

Out of 761 vehicle that went through the checkpoint, 237 vehicles were screened with one suspected DUI driver arrested and 11 drivers cited for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license, police said.

Checkpoints are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take suspected impaired drivers off roads, police said.

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