Police in Sonoma County plan three DUI/license checkpoints this weekend.

Santa Rosa officers will run a checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday at a location police won’t disclose.

The Avoid the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force, in which all county police agencies participate, will hold two checkpoints, also at undisclosed locations. But odds are good that at least one of them will be in Petaluma because Petaluma police coordinate the task force.

Petaluma Police Sgt. Ken Savano said the three checkpoints are part of the task force’s 18-day, countywide crackdown on drunken drivers that lasts through the Labor Day weekend.

As through Wednesday — Day 13 –the Avoid the 13 had arrested 119 drivers on suspicion of DUI, 24 others on DUI warrants and one on a DUI probation. Savano said a total of 11 people had been injured in six crashes related to drunken driving. None of the crashes has been fatal.

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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