DUI Saturation Patrols this Friday 19-116

San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI saturation patrols
this Friday, September 13th, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M.
Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20
percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted
routinely.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment by checking drivers for
proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained
officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent
statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their
systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair
driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most
prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time,
fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the
embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the San Francisco Police Department by a grant
from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.

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