Law Enforcement Ramping Up DUI Patrols In SF For Memorial Day Weekend

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 25 May 2012 13:01:05 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--In order to deter drunken driving during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, San Francisco law enforcement officials will be ramping up  patrols and holding a sobriety checkpoint.
     
The four-day DUI crackdown begins Friday, and will include  California Highway Patrol officers sending additional roving units to patrol  the Bay Bridge for drunken drivers.
     
San Francisco police will also be holding a sobriety checkpoint on  Monday evening at San Jose Avenue and Randall Street in the city's Glen Park  neighborhood.
      
Authorities arrested 42 people for DUI during last year's Memorial  Day holiday weekend, a 38 percent increase from 2010, according to police.
     
"We hope to arrest fewer people this year," police Capt. Denis  O'Leary said in a statement. "It's an expensive, destructive and completely  preventable crime."
 
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