City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 4:30 PM

DUI Checkpoint Nets 10 Arrests


NEWS RELEASE

Release Date: March 18, 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 March 14, 2014 at Yosemite Boulevard/Groveland Street between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. and March 15, 2014 at “I” Street/7th Street 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.

 

March 14, 2014

410 Vehicles Screened

3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

1 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested

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

1 Citations issued

 

March 15, 2014

529 Vehicles Screened

6 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges

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

1 Citations issued

 

Modesto PD will be conducting another DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, April 11, 2014 and DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, March 21, 2014 and Saturday, March 22, 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!

 

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