No DUI Deaths in City Over Holidays, But Many DUI Arrests
The good news today is this was the third consecutive year with no DUI-related fatalities in the city. San Francisco Police and California Highway Patrol officers have thus far made 91 DUI arrests in San Francisco -- with final New Year's weekend numbers coming later today via "another thrilling press release" the effort's spokeswoman tells us (for real).
That's a slight bump from the 86 arrests during the 17-day holiday period last year.
Law enforcement officers set up a New Year's Eve DUI checkpoint for the first time during Dec. 31/Jan. 1 at Eighth and Folsom. "What we didn't want was to export drunk drivers onto the freeways," Jan Ford, the spokeswoman for the "Avoid the 8" anti-drunk driving campaign told SF Weekly. "If you think they're dangerous on city streets, you should see them on freeways."
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