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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8:00:00 AM

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


Release Date: October 23, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Heather Graves


 Modesto Police Department Plan DUI Checkpoint

And Saturation DUI Patrols in October


Modesto, CA – Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of October.


  • Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on Friday, October 25, 2013 between 10:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.
  • DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.


Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 7 lives and resulted in 355 injury crashes harming 398 of our friends and neighbors in the City of Modesto.


In Californian, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities 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 Police 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! 


If you have any information regarding this incident please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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