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Friday, September 2, 2011

Hey Drunkards, Call a Cab This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 8:20 AM

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Don't say you haven't been warned. San Francisco police are kind enough to tell us not only that they will hold a DUI checkpoint Saturday night, but where it is.

So if you are out boozing to celebrate the holiday weekend, avoid Mission and 14th streets. Police will stage at sobriety checkpoint at that location, beginning at 8:30 p.m., according to SFPD.

Wait there's more ... cops, that is.

The California Highway Patrol has also canceled days off for cops, putting every available officer out on the roadways, looking for swerving or questionable drivers.

"This is the last push of our 18-day summer DUI mobilization, which began Aug. 19 and will
continue through Labor Day," SFPD Captain Al Casciato. "We've have a 38 percent jump in DUI arrests since the mobilization began."

Since Aug. 19, police have arrested 123 drivers for DUI, compared to 89 during the same time last year.

Imbibe safely!

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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