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Ceres Police Department
Thursday August 27th, 2015 :: 02:09 p.m. PDT

Advisory

AVOID the 12 DUI enforcement update

NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Ceres Police Department
Public Information Unit
Office of Chief Brent Smith

Ceres, CA – The end of summer DUI Mobilization has resulted in a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments for the upcoming weekend in Stanislaus County. From 12:01 AM Friday August 21, 2015 through midnight Wednesday, August 26, 2015 officers countywide have arrested 28 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and 25 individuals for having active DUI warrants for their arrest.

For the second weekend of the National 18 Day DUI Mobilization a DUI Checkpoint will be conducted in the city of Modesto and Patterson. Multiple DUI saturation patrols will be conducted in the cities of Modesto, Ceres, Turlock and Patterson. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb – all from one screen.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 7, 2015. Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, are deploying Multiple/DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints and local Roving DUI patrols region wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.


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Address/Location
Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

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Lt. Chris Perry
Ceres Police
chris.perry@ci.ceres.ca.us
209-538-5723

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