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Posted on: August 9, 2018

August DUI Checkpoints

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Modesto, CA –PRESS RELEASE

 

 Modesto Police Department plans three DUI Checkpoints in August 2018


Modesto, CA – Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting three DUI/Drivers License checkpoints at undisclosed locations within the city limits during the month of August 2018.


DUI/Driver License Checkpoints are set for:


Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 16 lives and resulted in 232 injury crashes harming 343 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.


In Californian, 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 driver 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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