"AVOID The 8" Plans Sobriety Checkpoint for Sat, June 30
Avoid the 8, San Francisco’s multi-jurisdictional crackdown on impaired drivers, plans a sobriety checkpoint for Saturday, June 30 at Lombard and Divisadero starting at 8:30 p.m.
Drug-recognition officers will be assigned to the checkpoint to examine motorists for driving under the influence of illicit drugs and dangerous prescription medications at the checkpoint, according to SFPD traffic Captain Denis O’Leary.
Officers from the San Francisco Police, U.S. Park Police, San Francisco State University Police, the local office of the California Highway Patrol and the San Francisco Community College District will staff the checkpoint.
“Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs isn’t just a minor mistake; it’s a serious, often violent crime,” O’Leary commented. “The good news is that it’s completely preventable.”
Funding for Avoid the 8’s enforcement efforts is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It hits the roads again for an 18-day crackdown starting Aug. 17 and ending on Sept. 3.