Stanislaus County DUI Checkpoint Press Releases

Being arrested for a driving under the influence charge during a DUI sobriety checkpoint can be quite stressful. Our California DUI Defense Lawyers want you to be well informed about what to expect during a DUI checkpoint and what the previous and upcoming California DUI checkpoint locations are.
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Modesto - June 29, 2012
Funding for this program is though a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 218 injury crashes harming 358 of our friends and neighbors.
Modesto: 10pm-3am - undisclosed location
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Modesto - June 23, 2012
Officers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign.
Saturday, June 23
Modesto: 10pm-3am - DUI saturation patrol
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Modesto - June 1-9, 2012
Officers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying over the next two weekends to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign.
Friday, June 1
Modesto: 9:30pm-3:30am - undisclosed location
Saturday ,June 2
Modesto: 10pm-3am - undisclosed location
Friday, June 8
Modesto: 9:30pm-3:30am - undisclosed location
Saturday, June 9
Modesto: 10pm-3am - undisclosed location
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Modesto - May 19, 2012
Officers from the Modesto Police Department will be conducting "zero tolerance" DUI enforcement operations within the City of Modesto this Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. These operations are part of the Department's continuing effort to keep motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe on our city streets by removing dangerous, impaired drivers. Officers will focus their efforts on locating and arresting as many drivers as possible who fail to designate a sober driver, making the poor choice to get behind the wheel and drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Modesto - May 11, 2012
In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. In Californian, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 218 injury crashes, harming 358 of our friends and neighbors in the City of Modesto.
Friday, May 11
Modesto: 10pm-3am - DUI saturation patrols throughout city
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Modesto - May 05 - 12, 2012
Officers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI saturation patrols will deploy on Friday, May 4; Saturday, May 5; and Sunday, May 6 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.
Officers will also be conducting an additional DUI saturation patrol on Friday, May 11 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
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Modesto - April 21, 2012
MODESTO, CA - Officers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign.
Modesto PD will be conducting another "Zero Tolerance" DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebrations begin. A second DUI Saturation Patrol is planned for Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Funding for this program is though a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Modesto - April 6-7, 2012

The Modesto Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Saturday, April 7, 2012 between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. as part of Modesto PD's commitment to community safety. This checkpoint is one of several that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Modesto . The location of the checkpoint is at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

DUI Checkpoints, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a deterrent with the goal of both removing impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Officers will also be checking to ensure that drivers are properly licensed. 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.

In addition, officers will be conducting roving DUI Saturation Patrols on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 950 people died in California DUI crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit. The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group. Over the past three years, Modesto PD has investigated 230 fatal and injury DUI collision; citywide-10 individuals were killed and injured in drunk driving crashes.

Provided by the City of Modesto Police Department

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Modesto - March 31, 2012

MODESTO , CA - In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, the Modesto Police Department conducts DUI/Driver's License checkpoints and roving DUI patrols on a regular basis to identify offenders and remove them from the roadways, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

Modesto Police will be conducting its next DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the City of Modesto . Officers will also be deployed on roving DUI patrols on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 10:00 pm. to 3:00 a.m.

A major component of the DUI checkpoints is to increase awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers. Driver's licenses will also be checked to ensure drivers are properly licensed.

Provided by the Modesto Police Department

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Modesto - March 24, 2012

fficers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign.

Modesto PD will be conducting "Zero Tolerance" DUI Saturation Patrols on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebrations begin. Funding for this program is though a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will also be conducted on Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. within the City of Modesto .

Provided by the City of Modesto.

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Modesto - March 10, 2012

Modesto, CA - During the first part of the month of March, the Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits, along with DUI Roving Saturation Patrols.

A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 218 injury crashes harming 358 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.

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Modesto - February 11 & February 17, 2012
Modesto, CA - The Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Friday, February 10, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed at locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also be checking to ensure that drivers are properly licensed. DUI Checkpoints, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Additionally, officers will be deployed on roving DUI Saturation Patrols on Saturday, February 11 and Friday, February 17 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died nationally, and 950 died in California DUI crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit. The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group.
Over the past three years, Modesto PD has investigated 230 fatal and injury DUI collisions; citywide - 10 individuals were killed in drunk driving wrecks.
The objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs: if you drive buzzed, drunk, or impaired by drugs you will go to jail. 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.
Those arrested for DUI will face jail time, loss of their driver's licenses, or may be sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
The checkpoint and saturation patrols are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please help Modesto PD every day of the week: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!
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Modesto - January 7, 2012

Officers from the Modesto Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying over the next two weekends to stop and arrest impaired drivers in the Department's ongoing traffic safety campaign.

Modesto PD will be conducting another "Zero Tolerance" DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, January 7, 2011, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebrations begin.

A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint will also be conducted the following weekend on Saturday, January 14, 2011 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits. Funding for this program is though a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009. Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver.

"Everyone in California should be heartened with these declines," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But as encouraging as this is, we can't let up on the efforts to encourage and support traffic safety. Please, help make your community safe; if you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Provided by the Modesto Police Department.
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Modesto - November 26th
Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of November.
  • A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, November 26 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 218 injury crashes harming 358 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto .

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 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.

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!

Modesto PD 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 arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, and the loss or your driver's license, including insurance rates that will skyrocket!

Modesto - November 4 & November 12, 2011

Modesto, CA - The Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting two DUI/Driver's License checkpoints at undisclosed locations within the city limits along with a DUI Roving Saturation Patrol during the month of November.

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints are set for Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 12 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

A Roving DUI Saturation Patrol will be deploying on Friday, November 11 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 218 injury crashes harming 358 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 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.

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!

Modesto PD 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 arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, and the loss or your driver's license, including insurance rates that will skyrocket!

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Modesto - October 28th & 29th, 2011

Modesto , CA - As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, Modesto Police Department reminds everyone to keep the party off the road.

Roving DUI Saturation Patrols are planned this weekend as part of the Department's ongoing efforts to lower impaired driving in Modesto and the region. The DUI Patrols will be working on both Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 prior to the little ones heading out for Trick-or-Treating on Monday evening.

"There isn't a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel," said Lieutenant Scott Blom of the Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit. "Whether you've had one too many or way too many, it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving."

Modesto Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween:

    • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
    • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
    • If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
    • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to call 911;
    • And remember, Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Modesto Police Department.

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Modesto - September 24, 2011

Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a special DUI Roving Saturation Patrol on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 243 injury crashes harming 352 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto .

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. 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!

Modesto PD 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 arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, and the loss of your drivers license including insurance rates that will skyrocket!

Provided by the City of Modesto.

Modesto - September 17, 2011

Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with a special DUI Roving Saturation Patrol during the month of September.

· A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for September 17th from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 243 injury crashes harming 352 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 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.

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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Modesto - September 9, 2011

Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with a special DUI Roving Saturation Patrol during the month of September.

· A roving DUI Saturation Patrol will be deploying on September 9th between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

· A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is set for September 17th from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 243 injury crashes harming 352 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto .

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 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.

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!

Modesto PD 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 arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, and the loss of your drivers license including insurance rates that will skyrocket!

Modesto & Turlock - August 26, 2011

A two-week national effort to pull drunken drivers off the road continues in Stanislaus County tonight with sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," which started Aug. 19 and ends Sept. 5, includes 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. The effort continues locally tonight with sobriety checkpoints at undisclosed locations in Modesto and Turlock.

The California Highway Patrol also will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location in the county. The checkpoints will be conducted by the "Avoid the 12" task force, which includes all 12 law enforcement agencies in the county.

The task force also will deploy roving saturation patrols throughout the county tonight. The patrols are officers assigned to look for impaired drivers. The patrols continue Saturday night in Turlock.

The task force is funded by a grant from the the state Office of Traffic Safety.

Provided by an article on the Modesto Bee.

Modesto - July 30, 2011

Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI/Driver's License checkpoints at undisclosed locations within the city limits along with a special DUI Roving Saturation Patrol during the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August.

·DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints are set for July 30 th and August 5 th from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

·A roving DUI Saturation Patrol will be deploying on August 6th between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 243 injury crashes harming 352 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto .

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities in 2009 with 31 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.

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!

Modesto PD 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 arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, and the loss of your drivers license including insurance rates that will skyrocket!