11/26/03 03-116

11/26/03 03-116


November 26, 2003   

Subject:           DUI Checkpoint in San Francisco November 29

The San Francisco Police Department, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Saturday evening, November 29, on the 2900 block of 19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd.  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.  The Safe and Sober Winter Holiday Campaign will include several DUI checkpoints and highly visible saturation patrols from November 27 to January 2, 2004.


During this enforcement campaign, law enforcement officers will promote and enforce the  use of seatbelt and child safety ssat 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
Traffic Company

Dewayne Tully
Public Affairs Office