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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Modesto Police Department plans DUI checkpoints

[March 14, 2013]

BRIEF: Modesto Police Department plans DUI checkpoints

MODESTO, Mar 14, 2013 (The Modesto Bee - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Drunk drivers beware. Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be also be deployed Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day is Sunday.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives and resulted in 596 injury crashes harming 358 of our friends and neighbors in Modesto, MPD said in a statement.

MPD said a DUI and drug-impaired arrest can cost up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver's license and high insurance rates.

The enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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