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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Scott Nelson, 2096522160
Release Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:00:00 AM

Modesto, CA – DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest

Date: May 13, 2014
Modesto Police Department
Media Relations
Office of the Chief of Police
600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354
Author: Officer Scott Nelson
DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest
Modesto, CA – Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on May 9, 2014 at Oakdale Road and Morningside Drive 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/Driver’s 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.
May 9th, 2014
512 Vehicles Screened
1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
11 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
3 Citations issued
Modesto PD will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, June 20, 2014 and DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, May 16, 2014 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!
For information about this news release, contact police spokesman Officer Scott Nelson, 209-652-2160.
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