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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sobriety checkpoint tonight in San Francisco



Denize Springer
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


First of 12 to be conducted by San Francisco State University police officers

WHAT: Sobriety checkpoint in San Francisco near San Francisco State University

WHEN: 9 p.m., Friday, July 29, through 3 a.m., Saturday, July 30

WHERE: San Francisco, near San Francisco State University*

WHO: Staffed by SFSU police officers trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. They will be equipped with state-of-the-art hand-held breath testing devices that provide accurate measurement of blood-alcohol concentrations.

WHY: In October 2004, the San Francisco State University Police Department received a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety allowing the Department to purchase new traffic enforcement equipment. In exchange, the Department has agreed to conduct 12 DUI sobriety checkpoints. Kim Wible, SFSU campus police chief, said the objective is to "send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving -- don't do it."


*MEDIA ONLY may call the SFSU police at (415) 338-7200 after 8 p.m. tonight to get the exact location of the checkpoint.

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