Sonoma County police agencies on Friday launch an 18-day campaign to crack down on drunken drivers.

The county’s Avoid the 13 task force, which includes all police agencies in the county, will hold DUI/license checkpoints, conduct DUI warrant sweeps and DUI probation checks and send out officers on patrols looking for DUIs. The campaign is part of a national police effort against drunken driving, and similar local and national efforts are held several times a year around major holidays.

As well, Santa Rosa police plan a DUI checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. As usual, police declined to say where.

Funding for the Avoid the 13 campaign and Santa Rosa checkpoint comes from the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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