South SF police issue 54 speeding tickets, make DUI arrest in crackdown 

South San Francisco police said they issued 54 speeding tickets and arrested one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday as part of a speed enforcement operation.

In an effort to reduce speed-related collisions, police said they placed officers on El Camino Real, Sister Cities Boulevard and Westborough Boulevard, which are all major roadways with a significant number of speed-related accidents, police said. Officers used a high-tech Lidar device, which uses infrared laser to accurately measure a vehicle’s speed and distance.

As a result of the operation, police said officers handed out 54 speeding tickets and arrested one person.

Mauro Munoz Hernandez, a 35-year-old resident of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Hernandez was reportedly driving at 81 mph in a 40 mph zone on Sister Cities Boulevard. His blood alcohol content was 0.13; the legal limit is 0.08.

“Thanks to this special traffic enforcement operation, a dangerous and potentially deadly driver was removed from our roadways,” Lt. Keith Wall said.

In the past few years, police said, drivers traveling too fast were the most common primary factor in collisions throughout South City.

Police said the speed enforcement operations would continue through the year and also into next year.

— Bay City News

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