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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hey Drivers, Don't Forget to Stay Sober Tomorrow Night

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

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San Francisco police are proudly reporting fewer DUI arrests this summer. Although we're not convinced that means there are actually fewer people driving drunk.

Regardless of whether people are boozing less or better at dodging the cops, police are sticking to the facts: There's been a 59 percent drop in DUI arrests compared to this time last year. Since Aug. 17 -- when police started their 17-day DUI crackdown -- the cops have arrested seven people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol or both. That's much lower than than the 17 arrests police reported over the same time period last year.

But there's no reason to get self-congratulatory just yet.

San Francisco police are ready to bust more drunks starting tomorrow night when they host another sobriety checkpoint at Third and Jennings Avenue. A final DUI checkpoint will be held on Friday on the Embarcadero at Broadway, police said.

Consider Salvadore Cordileone's story a cautionary tale.

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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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