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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cops to Swarm Candlestick Park Looking for Drunks After 49ers Game

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

This guy should not drive
  • This guy should not drive

Earlier this week, we warned you that very soon cops would be out in force, looking for wasted drivers on the road.

Well, that day has arrived.

Come Monday, you will see cops, cops, and more cops all around the Candlestick Park corridor watching out for anyone who is swerving or driving kinda funny, like the 23-year-old who led police on a drunken chase last night. The extra patrols will start at 7 p.m. and end at 3 a.m.

"The officers assigned to this patrol on motorcycle and police cruisers

are skilled in detection of drivers we suspect may be under the

influence of alcohol or drugs. Motorcycles in particular allow the

officer an advantage to get closer to the vehicle to see if a driver is

exhibiting signs of impairment," SFPD Sgt. William Murray said.

The Candlestick Park corridor was an obvious spot for extra patrols, considering the 49ers will be playing the Chicago Bears that night. And, we all know that too much alcohol, testosterone, and football can be a deadly combination.

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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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