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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Law enforcement officers across the state hit the streets, highways and bars this weekend to keep an eye out for drunk drivers in hopes of keeping Labor Day a safe, not deadly, holiday.
Michelle Fay won’t be driving tonight. She says holiday weekends tend to get a little crazy downtown.
“It’s a Sunday night and it’s already packed in here. Everybody is drinking beers and have a good time because it’s a holiday weekend,” she said.
The crackdown on drunk drivers started Friday in Sacramento with DUI checkpoints.
“The checkpoints are really good tools to get the message out,” said Sacramento police Sgt. Chris Prince. “They’re very public.”
The checkpoints help educate people about the dangers of drunk driving and act more as a deterrent. However, officials say checkpoints do not result in more arrests, but more officers patrolling the streets.
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