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August 13, 2004

Subject:    DUI Saturation Patrols To Begin This Weekend

The San Francisco Police Department will conduct a series of highly visible DUI saturation patrols beginning this weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 13-14, and continuing throughout the year.   Law enforcement officers will vigorously pursue DUI compliance through arrests to achieve greater traffic safety in San Francisco.  Highly visible patrols will saturate areas of frequent DUI-related arrests and traffic collisions throughout the City.  This enforcement program is associated with the statewide Safe and Sober and Avoid programs, focusing on:

·        Reducing the number of alcohol-related injuries from traffic collisions.

·        Reducing the threat of alcohol-impaired drivers.

·        Increasing the number of arrests for driving under the influence.

·        Public education of the dangers of driving under the influence.

A zero tolerance to alcohol-impaired driving is in effect in the City and County of San Francisco.  During this enforcement campaign, law enforcement officers will promote and enforce the use of seatbelt and child safety seat laws.

Funding for the DUI checkpoints has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

For more information, please contact:
Lieutenant Al Casciato. Sergeant Gile Pursley         Dewayne Tully
Traffic Company                                               Public Affairs Office
553-1245                                                        553-1651

850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]