Law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are conducting campaigns over the next few days to discourage and crack down on drunken driving during Memorial Day weekend.
The California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement operation from 6 p.m. today to midnight Monday, according to the Office of Traffic Safety. All available patrols will be deployed to freeways and unincorporated roads to patrol for drunken drivers.
Several police departments will also send out saturation patrols and conduct DUI checkpoints.
Extra units will be deployed in Broadmoor and Burlingame in San Mateo County, and sheriff’s deputies will staff extra units in Redwood City, San Carlos and Woodside, police said.
Police will also conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Saturday near Linda Mar Beach.
Another sobriety checkpoint will be held in Fairfax from 7:30 p.m. today to 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Center Boulevard, police said.
In Solano County, DUI saturation patrols will be deployed in Vacaville today, Saturday and Sunday.
Motorcycle saturation patrols will monitor San Francisco throughout the weekend, according to police.
In Monterey County, two-officer cars will be sent out on saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Salinas police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight.
Police at the Monterey Presidio will also set up several sobriety checkpoints each day during the four-day weekend.
Anti-DUI campaigns have reduced Memorial Day weekend drunken driving deaths and injuries by 26 percent since 2007, according to the CHP.