The San Luis Obispo Police Department announced that more officers will be on the lookout for those driving under the influence on Monday night.
The patrol, funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, will last from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., ending in the early morning of Jan. 25.
Drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties for a first-time offense, authorities say. Drivers will also have their license suspended.
The police department urges people planning to drink or take medications that could impair driving to stay home.