booze.jpgIn order to deter drunken driving during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, San Francisco law enforcement officials will be ramping up patrols and holding a sobriety checkpoint.

The four-day DUI crackdown begins Friday, and will include California Highway Patrol officers sending additional roving units to patrol the Bay Bridge for drunken drivers.

San Francisco police will also be holding a sobriety checkpoint on Monday evening at San Jose Avenue and Randall Street in the city’s Glen Park neighborhood.

Authorities arrested 42 people for DUI during last year’s Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 38 percent increase from 2010, according to police.

“We hope to arrest fewer people this year,” police Capt. Denis O’Leary said in a statement. “It’s an expensive, destructive and completely preventable crime.”

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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