San Luis Obispo police to conduct DUI patrols on Valentines Day

February 14, 2023


San Luis Obispo police officer plan to patrol for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Valentines Day, the department announced Tuesday morning.

Additional officers will be patrolling the streets from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The department wants to keep the city safe while people are traveling.

“We want everyone to be as safe as possible, especially when they are on the road,” Sergeant Jeff Booth said.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

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

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Could it be because many fall in love after a few drinks and those already in love stay home?

I have to question why this is being made a big deal of on Valentines day, but wasn’t on Superbowl Sunday? I myself would associate (and also have witnessed for myself) far more drunk people out and about during and after Superbowl than on Valentines Day.

far more drunk people out and about during and after Superbowl”

Sure more arrests, but then they (the police) would miss the live game.