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Modesto Police Department
Wednesday August 9th, 2017 :: 02:22 p.m. PDT


Modesto Police Department Plan DUI Checkpoint and Saturation DUI Patrols in August

Release Date: August 9, 2017
Modesto Police Department
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Modesto Police Department Plan DUI Checkpoint and Saturation DUI Patrols in August

Modesto, CA – The Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting three DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at undisclosed locations within the city limits during the month of August.

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints are set for:

Friday, Friday August 11, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, Friday August 19, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Friday August 25, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 208 injury crashes harming 310 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.

In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. 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. A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Modesto reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. 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. 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.

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

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If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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