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SLO and Arroyo Grande to target drunken driving through Labor Day

A CHP officer observes a motorist at a DUI checkpoint on Marsh Street.
A CHP officer observes a motorist at a DUI checkpoint on Marsh Street. The Tribune

The San Luis Obispo Police Department and Arroyo Grande Police Department are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through Sept. 5, Labor Day weekend, on a public outreach campaign and increased patrols to stop drunken drivers.

The departments will show zero tolerance toward drunken drivers during this period. Their increased attention to drunken driving will include DUI checkpoints and increased patrolling.

The campaign is designed to address increased unsafe celebrating at the end of summer, including Labor Day weekend.

According to NHSTA, more than 10,000 people died nationally each year (2010 to 2014) in drunken driving crashes and 882 died in California.

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