August 20, 2009
The San Francisco Police Department will be conducting A DUI checkpoint on Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 P. M. to 3:00 A.M. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. The media will be notified of the location two hours before the checkpoint operation begins.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This saturation DUI patrols are an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as to insure that drivers have a valid driver's license. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.
DUI checkpoints are a proven effective method for achieving this goal. By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, the San Francisco Police Department believes motorists can be deterred from drinking and driving.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, please contact:
Sergeant Neil Swendsen
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103