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Burlingame Police Plan DUI Enforcement This Weekend

In San Mateo County, since October of 2011, DUI collisions have claimed 16 lives and resulted in injury crashes harming 464 residents.

The Burlingame Police Department along with other local agencies will be out in force this weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving.

Officers and deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office will join Burlingame police to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the San Mateo County Chiefs' and Sheriff Association’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, Jan. 24 between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. 

“Unfortunately drunk driving continues to be a significant public safety issue in our County that negatively affects people’s lives,” San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks said. “This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!” 

After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.

In San Mateo County, since October of 2011, DUI collisions have claimed 16 lives and resulted in injury crashes harming 464 residents. 

DUI can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected. Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9000. 

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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