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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:48 AM

DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests


Release Date: April 16, 2014 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

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/Driver License checkpoint on April 11, 2014 at McHenry/Francis 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 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.


April 11, 2014

482 Vehicles Screened

4 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

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

6 Citations issued


Modesto PD will be conducting another DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Saturday, April 19, 2014 and DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, April 18, 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!


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.  Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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