FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications
of 12 checkpoints to be conducted by SFSU police over next two
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2005 -- The San Francisco State University
police dept. will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 28, through 2:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 29, in the immediate
area of the University, within the county of San Francisco.
SFSU police Chief Kim Wible said this is the second of 12 sobriety checkpoints
to be conducted by the SFSU police over the next two years. Last year, the department
received a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety that funded new
traffic enforcement equipment. In exchange for the equipment, the Department
agreed to conduct enforcement and educational programs to address driving under
the influence (DUI) violations as well as other hazardous traffic violations
on roadways adjacent to the campus.
The checkpoints will be staffed by SFSU police officers trained in
the detection of drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol. The officers will
be equipped with state-of-the-art hand held breath-testing devices, which
provide an accurate measure of blood-alcohol concentrations of suspected
"All too often, drunk drivers jeopardize the safety of motorists on the
roadways, by causing otherwise preventable traffic accidents," Wible said. "Our
goal is to ensure the safety of each and every motorist by targeting roads where
there is a high frequency of drunk driving. By publicizing our efforts we believe
that we can further deter motorists from drinking and driving."
Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked and drivers
under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.
An SFSU police checkpoint in July sent one man to jail. "Our objective
is to send a clear message to those considering
mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving," Wible said. "Don't
The press may contact San Francisco State University Police Department
at (415) 338-7200 after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, for the exact