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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Monday, October 28, 2013, 4:45:00 PM

DUI Checkpoint Nets 5 Arrests


Date: October 28, 2013

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Heather Graves


Modesto, CA – Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on October 26, 2013, at McHenry Avenue and Frances Avenue between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.   


DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers. 


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.


574 Vehicles Screened

5 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

1  Suspect arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)

8 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

2 Arrested on other Criminal Charges

10 Citations issued


Modesto Police department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday – November 2, 2013 and DUI saturation Patrol on Friday – November 1, 2013 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.


The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!


Police ask anyone who may have information regarding criminal activity to 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 message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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