Bay Area California Highway Patrol and police agencies say they are out in force this holiday weekend as part of a statewide crackdown on drunk and dangerous drivers.
A summer crackdown started Aug. 17 and ends Monday.
In Santa Clara County, DUI arrests were down, with 251
reported as of Thursday night compared to 293 last year.
Sobriety checkpoints were planned for Saturday in San Jose and
In San Mateo County, officers have made 129 DUI arrests during the enforcement period, down from the 151 made during the same period in 2011. There had been no DUI deaths or major injury collisions as of Thursday, officials said.
A sobriety checkpoint was planned for the city of San Bruno this holiday weekend, and DUI saturation patrols are planned in areas including Brisbane, Daly City, Menlo Park, San Bruno, San Mateo and South San Francisco.
In San Francisco, law enforcement agencies had made 85 drunken driving arrests as of Thursday. That number is about a third lower than last year's tally, according to spokeswoman Jan Ford.
Sobriety checkpoints were scheduled in the city for Friday and Sunday in North Beach.
In Sonoma County, three DUI checkpoints were planned for the
In Solano County, 35 people had been arrested for DUI as of
Thursday night, sharply down from the 75 arrested in the same period last year.