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* San Francisco Police to Conduct DUI Check Points Throughout the City

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San Francisco police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the city tonight and early Sunday morning to increase safety and educate the public on the dangers of drunken driving. The citywide DUI checkpoint patrols will be held between 7 p.m. today and 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said the checkpoints not only aim to crack down on drunken drivers but to educate motorists on the dangers of driving while impaired and to encourage sober designated drivers. The operation is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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  • SF Police officers W. SETO and Kaura w

    They nabbed me driving within few blocks of where we live at 12:30 PM. I’ve sped slightly through the light. Surely a police car was on my tail in seconds. After passing sobriety tests – and refusing to blow they’ve arrested me and dragged to substation. There I was forced to chose between blowing or blood test. I blew and was not told what was the result. I assumed I was over the limit. They read my rights – asked if I need a lawyer to be appointed…. when I’ve asked for a lawyer, they still pressed with questions.

    When in jail – thrown into a room with no benches and cold floor. Stripped of shoes, jacket – I instantly felt the chill in a holding cell. Dirty cell – has not been cleaned, smelling like piss. I was refused a blanket when requested. The officers facing my cell – laughed across the glass door when i motioned that I am cold. I Had to lay/sit on the floor for 3 hours along with 2 other guys who were subjected to same treatment. Then transfered into smaller cell after finger printing.

    Great %$#^ education – I think I will be suing the police department for such treatment of perfectly compliant driver…who was unlucky to get the attention of a patrol car.

    If you are a lawyer specializing in DUI – contact me here: [email protected]

  • Sad that even in the most liberal of cities police are allowed to do this. If you want to educate people, go to schools, publish advertisements, or work with groups in the city to do it. Stopping people and checking their papers without probable cause that a crime is being committed should not be allowed though. No matter how good the intentions or results are.

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