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Modesto Police Department
Tuesday September 13th, 2016 :: 05:39 p.m. PDT


Modesto Police Department plan DUI Checkpoint and Saturation DUI Patrols in September


<p>Release Date: September 13, 2016&nbsp;</p>

<p>Modesto Police Department</p>

<p>Media Relations Unit &nbsp;</p>

<p>Office of the Chief of Police</p>

<p>600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354</p>

<p>Modesto, CA &ndash; Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of September.</p>

<p>DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is set for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.</p>

<p>Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Sunday, September 18, 2016, Monday, September 19, 2016, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday, September 16, 2016 and Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.</p>

<p>Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 11 lives and resulted in 190 injury crashes harming 277 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.</p>

<p>In Californian, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.&nbsp; Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2012 with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver.&nbsp; A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers. &nbsp;Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver&rsquo;s license.&nbsp; When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Modesto Police Department reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring.&nbsp; If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver.&nbsp; A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your drivers license and high insurance rates.</p>

<p>These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.&nbsp; Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers &ndash; Call 911!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

<p>If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. &nbsp;Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. &nbsp;Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.&nbsp; Just type &ldquo;TIP704&rdquo; along with your message.</p>

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Modesto Police Department
600 10th St
Modesto, CA 95354

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Heather Graves
Media Relations Unit

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