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DUI checkpoints planned for SLO this weekend

Pismo Beaach Police Officer Adrian Souza gives a field sobriety test to a driver in Oceano in 2012.
Pismo Beaach Police Officer Adrian Souza gives a field sobriety test to a driver in Oceano in 2012. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

The San Luis Obispo Police Department plans to conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols in the city this weekend.

Areas with high frequencies of collisions and DUI arrests will be monitored by the department’s DUI Enforcement Team on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m., according to a news release.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment — including marijuana, prescription and some over-the-counter medication.

Funding for the patrols and checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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