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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

San Francisco Rings in 2012 with No DUI-Related Deaths

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Thanks for not driving after drinking your body weight in alcohol
  • Thanks for not driving after drinking your body weight in alcohol

What better way to kick off the New Year than to just be alive? Police are thrilled to report that not one single person was killed in DUI-related accidents over the holidays, and that includes Christmas and New Years -- when people are expected to booze carelessly.

Perhaps part of the reason nobody was killed is that officers nabbed plenty of drunks on San Francisco streets. According to Captain Al Casciato, police arrested 129 people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated between Dec. 16, 2011 and Jan 1, 2012. That's a 29 percent increase from last year's 100 DUI arrests.

Aside from thanking the various agencies that helped get drunk drivers off the road, Casciato also congratulated all of you who thought twice before getting behind the wheel after a night of slamming shots.

"Thanks to ... all the intelligent, responsible people who would never even consider driving drunk," he said.

We'll drink to that.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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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