If you choose to drive home tipsy from your night of barhopping in San Francisco this Saturday, be prepared for a rude awakening by a breathalyzer.
The SFPD, along with the California Highway Patrol, U.S. Park Police and members of the San Francisco Community College District Police, will be holding a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday, August 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sunday.
The location of the enforcement was not disclosed in the SFPD press release (because that would defeat the purpose of the checkpoint, wouldn’t it?), but SFPD Sergeant Neil Swendsen reminded the public on Tuesday of the costs that a DUI can rack up.
“Whether suspects are arrested at the checkpoint or on the street, a DUI conviction can cost more than $7,000 or more for all the expenses, never mind that your insurance premiums can go through the roof,” Swendsen said.
The August 7 checkpoint kicks off what the Police Department is calling a “long summer crackdown.”