HAYWARD -- Starting this weekend, law enforcement officials in Alameda County will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk driving.
The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement, will run from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2, said Hayward Police Sgt. Chad Olthoff. The effort will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and create a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Drivers caught with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher will be arrested and face fines and jail time, police said.
During the 2011 Labor Day weekend, 138 people were killed across the nation in motor-vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a BAC of .08 percent or higher. In California, 11 people were killed during the holiday weekend involving a driver with a .08 percent BAC or higher.
For more information call police at 510-293-7139.