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SLOPD announces DUI patrols Monday night

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 15:27:02-05

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.