The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, San Bruno Police Department, and Burlingame Police Department Traffic Unit conducted the DUI saturation patrol on Friday between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
DUI saturation patrols are deployed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
These patrols were part of the on-going collaborative effort of all San Mateo County law enforcement agencies to improve traffic safety.
DUI saturation patrols have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries, according to local authorities.
A major component of these patrols are the deterrent effects they have on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
Friday night’s patrol yielded the following results:
• 54 Vehicles Stopped and Screened
• 9 drivers administered field sobriety tests
• 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
• 1 Driver cited for suspended license violation
This program will be conducting another DUI saturation Patrol in February in San Mateo and Foster City in law enforcement's ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The saturation patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.