The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office DUI Enforcement Team will be out in force to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.
DUI Saturation Patrols are planned on Halloween Night between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
“The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association is committed to making the streets and roadways safe for both motorists and pedestrians. These DUI saturation patrols to be conducted throughout our community will provide the exact education and enforcement needed to correct the type of dangerous behavior that puts everyone in our city at risk, particularly on Halloween, when children and families are out trick-or-treating” said Chief Ed Wood of the Burlingame Police Department. “This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”
In 2013 alone, DUI collisions have taken 13 lives in San Mateo County.
The increased patrols will be paid for through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.