Law Enforcement Isn’t Easing Up; Everyone Found Driving Over the Limit Will Be Arrested
The Avoid the 12 Stanislaus County DUI Task Force announced that it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving August 19–September 5, known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and local Roving DUI patrols have been scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the Summer/Labor Day Campaign and will continue through Labor Day, Monday.
The crime of impaired driving is a serious one. All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life.
“Because we’re committed to ending the carnage, we’re intensifying enforcement during the crackdown,” states the information released by Turlock Police Community Service Officer Michelle Backeroff, Traffic Unit. “Since twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads.”
Police and Sheriff Deputies will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone they find driving while impaired.
CHP will deploy all available officers during the Labor Day holiday weekend onto freeways and county roads they patrol.
The campaign’s message is simple and unwavering: if law enforcement finds a person driving impaired,they will arrest them. No exceptions. Even if the person beats the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life.
According to Turlock PD, violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being 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 national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by NHTSA with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity. For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.
The Program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety who reminds everyone to please, report drunk driving and call 9-1-1!
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.
The following schedule of operations, dates, and locations are as follows:
Fri, Sep 2nd, DUI/DL CHECKPOINT, 8:00pm – 3:00am, City of Turlock
Fri, Sep 2nd, DUI Saturation Patrol, 8:00pm – 2:00am, County Wide
Sat, Sep 3rd, DUI/DL CHECKPOINT, 8:00pm – 3:00am, City of Modesto
Sat, Sep 3rd, DUI Saturation Patrol, 8:00pm – 3:00am, City of Turlock
Sun, Sep 4th, DUI Saturation Patrol, 8:00pm – 2:00am, County Wide
Mon, Aug 5th, DUI Saturation Patrol, 8:00pm – 2:00am, County Wide
Mon, Aug 5th, DUI/DL CHECKPOINT, City of Modesto