Bay Area Police Crack Down for Cinco De Mayo

DUI checkpoints will be set up throughout the Bay Area this weekend.

By Jennifer Kovaleski
|  Friday, May 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 AM PDT
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Bay Area Police Crack Down for Cinco De Mayo

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It's time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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Dozens of law enforcement agencies around the Bay Area plan to keep an eye on Cinco De Mayo partiers this weekend -- the official holiday is on Saturday, the 5th of May.

DUI checkpoints for the popular Mexican holiday will  be set up throughout the Bay Area starting Friday night and running through Sunday morning.

In San Jose, there are no planned or city-sanctioned Cinco de Mayo events, but San Jose residents, and out-of-towners, have historically celebrated this date at Story and King roads.

San Jose police sent out a statement Friday, wishing people a happy Cinco de Mayo, but "we ask celebrants to do so safely, lawfully" and to respect others.

Officer Jose Garcia said they have emergency plans in place if things get out of hand, but "that plan will only be implemented if the situation warrants."

San Jose mirrors what other agencies around California are doing in regards to their own Cinco de Mayo crackdowns.

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