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San Luis Obispo police to conduct DUI patrols Saturday night

Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 28, 2020

The San Luis Obispo Police Department plans to have additional officers on patrol Saturday night to look for drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

According to a news release from police sergeant Jeff Booth, DUI patrols are scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.

In the press release, the police department says it is "committed to keeping the public safe when they need to run essential errands" during the coronavirus pandemic.

Officers want to remind community members that impaired driving is not limited to alcohol consumption but can also result from medicinal and recreational marijuana, prescription medication or over-the-counter drugs.

Those who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs pay an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties and have their driver's license suspended, according to the police department.