DUI Campaign Far From Over in One City

You mean people drink on other nights than New Year's Eve?

Monday, Jan 4, 2010  |  Updated 10:02 AM PDT
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DUI Campaign Far From Over in One City

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Think you made it through the big push for finding drunk drivers?  Think again.

Police in South San Francisco have already announced they will hold a checkpoint this coming weekend.   They said they are doing it specifically to show drivers that drinking and driving will not be tolerated any time of the year.
     
Police will set up a checkpoint at an undisclosed time and place this Friday.

Officers will screen drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and will verify drivers' licenses, police said.

Drivers under the influence will be arrested on the scene, and drivers without valid licenses could be cited or arrested, or have their vehicles towed.

Sober and licensed motorists are expected to experience little to no delay.

The checkpoint comes less than a week after the statewide "Avoid" campaign.  Bay Area arrests were up from last  year.   The 13 agencies that participated arrested 624 people compared to 610 last year.

The attached video shows a Bay Area driver quite impaired on New Year's Eve.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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