booze.jpgSan Francisco police reported fewer DUI arrests halfway through this summer’s crackdown on impaired drivers, in comparison to this time last year.

Halfway through a 17-day summer DUI mobilization, police have noted 59 percent drop in arrests for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Police have made seven DUI arrests since Aug. 17, compared with 17 DUI arrests at this point in last year’s crackdown, according to San Francisco traffic Capt. Denis O’Leary.

The next sobriety checkpoint is to be held in the vicinity of Third and Jennings streets on Thursday, police said.

Avoid the 8, San Francisco’s multi-jurisdictional crackdown on impaired drivers, is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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