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Modesto Police Department
Thursday October 6th, 2016 :: 10:06 a.m. PDT


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

<p><strong><em>NEWS RELEASE</em></strong></p>

<p><em>Release Date: October 6, 2016&nbsp; </em></p>

<p><strong>Modesto Police Department</strong></p>

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

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

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

<p><strong>Modesto, CA </strong>&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 October.</p>

<li>DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.</li>
<li>Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.</li>

<p>Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 11 lives and resulted in 197 injury crashes harming 286 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 PD 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 driver 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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Non-emergencies: 209-572-9500

Heather Graves
Media Relations Unit

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