Daly City Police launch anti-DUI program

November 29, 2008 12:09:30 PM PST
The Daly City Police Department plans to use grant money to launch a yearlong anti-DUI program intended to curb vehicular deaths and injuries.

New enforcement measures, including monthly DUI checkpoints and high school educational programs, will be funded through a $112,000 grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety to Daly City.

"Sixty-four percent of the total DUI arrests between Oct. 1, 2006 and Sept. 30, 2007 were made as a result of a collision," Police Chief Gary McLane said in a statement. "This grant from the Office of Traffic Safety allows us to expand our programs to provide DUI enforcement and education to the Daly City community."

More effort will be placed on finding impaired drivers, including stakeouts for repeat DUI offenders, by setting up weekly deployment of DUI strike teams and monthly checkpoints, which are expected to reach 500 to 1,000 drivers at each location.

Through the checkpoints police hope to raise awareness of drinking and driving, as well as increase arrests or citations.

The anti-DUI program will also include developing programs for high schools to address the problems of drinking and driving, and seat belt use.


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