12/06/04 04-144

12/06/04 04-144


December 6, 2004

Subject:     "Coptails" To Kick Off Annual Anti-DUI Campaign December 8

The San Francisco Police Department will join with the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety in “COPtails” Wednesday, December 8 at Puccini & Pinetti Restaurant,

129 Ellis Street
, from to

To emphasize responsible drinking and the kick-off of California’s Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, officers will be serving non-alcoholic “COPtails” to lunch patrons at the restaurant.  This event will also include the announcement of $4.7 million in grants for increased saturation patrols and sobriety checks that will take place in the region throughout December and January.    

The press conference portion of Wednesday’s event will begin at , and officers will be serving COPtails between and

Statewide, 1,445 people were killed and 31,337 injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2003, compared with 1,416 fatalities and 32,041 injuries in 2002.  In San Francisco, 17 people were killed and 552 injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2003.  These figures have prompted the state to increase funding toward DUI enforcement.

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office

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