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Cracking down on DUI drivers during New Year's weekend

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The New Year's holiday weekend is underway and that means local law enforcement is out in full force, cracking down on drunken drivers.

Several DUI checkpoints will be set up all weekend long. The goal: to keep DUI drivers off the roads and save innocent lives. Local law enforcement will be conducting DUI checkpoints around San Diego over the next four nights.

Street teams with the California Office of Traffic Safety are also assisting in the crackdown. They were in Little Italy Friday night, showing off the half taxi cab/half police car vehicle.

"I'm not going to lie. If people are a little inebriated tonight and they see this, we can actually kind of visually see them, show them, 'look, it's better to take the taxi cab.' This is really expensive otherwise. We want to help you out. And we give them these cards to help them out and find a cab," said Lee Kraus with the California Office Of Traffic Safety.

If you are arrested for DUI, the minimum penalty is a $10,000 fine and a six month suspended driver's license.

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