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Drunk drivers targeted ahead of holiday

Bay Area law enforcement are on patrol for drivers under the influence as the Labor Day holiday approaches.

Dozens of people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the course of a week by law enforcement agencies in San Mateo County’s Avoid the 23.

San Francisco police conducted a DUI checkpoint in an undisclosed location from Saturday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 3 a.m.

The 56 arrests in San Mateo County took place between Aug. 15 and Friday, with one injury reported from a DUI crash, Avoid the 13 officials announced Friday.

This year’s numbers are lower compared to 67 arrests made during the same time period in 2013. The arrests are part of a DUI campaign that continues through Labor Day and includes DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints, roving patrols and task force operation with other counties

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