San Francisco DUI Checkpoints

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher.

In Californian, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. "Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 9 lives and resulted in 433 injury crashes harming 285 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt Kelley.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

San Francisco - July 3, 2012

A July 3 sobriety checkpoint and SFPD motorcycle saturation DUI patrols on Independence Day are on the enforcement calendar for Avoid the 8, San Francisco's multi-jurisdictional crackdown on impaired drivers.

The Tuesday checkpoint will start at 8:30 p.m. on Tenth St. near Bryant St., said traffic Capt. Denis O'Leary of the San Francisco Police Dept.

The motorcycle saturation patrols will leave the Hall of Justice at 7 p.m. and return at around 3 a.m.on Wednesday.

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Oakland - June 29, 2012

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Oakland: 6pm-2am - undisclosed location

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Oakland - June  22, 2012

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Friday, June 22

Oakland: 6pm-2am - undisclosed location 


San Francisco - May 25 - 28, 2012

Avoid The 8 Sets Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Schedule With Motorcycle Dui Patrols, Checkpoint, Freeway Saturation

Friday, May 25

San Francisco - 8:30pm - San Jose & Randall Ave.
San Francisco - early Friday to midnight on Sunday - multiple locations throughout San Francisco