Information regarding Bay Area Cinco de Mayo driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement is starting to trickle in. In San Francisco, SFPD will conduct motorcycle saturation patrols in The City from Friday at 7:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. According to Traffic Captain Denis O’Leary, “We can ride right up to the driver’s window and check for signs of alcohol or drug impairment…You’d be amazed at how many people don’t even notice us.” Of course, the readers of my blogs are too smart to allow motorcycle cops to sneak up on them.
In Alameda County, police officers from Emeryville, Fremont, Oakland, Pleasanton, Union City, Cal State East Bay, Parks District, and UC Berkeley will be deployed in extra numbers over the Cinco de Mayo Weekend. They are not announcing a DUI checkpoint, but expect to see more cops on the road looking for impaired drivers.
In the North Bay, the Santa Rosa Police Department will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint on Friday night, May 4th
. It will start at 7:00 p.m. and last until about 1:00 a.m. Saturday. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stuck around until after the bars let out between 1:30 and 2:00. SRPD is not disclosing where the DUI checkpoint will be, but they say that they typically put them along major routes.
I will keep an eye out for more information regarding special DUI enforcement efforts this weekend. Stay tuned…
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