Stanislaus Sheriff’s to Conduct DUI Checkpoints in December

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During the month of December, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department out in full force to crack down on impaired drivers with DUI checkpoints in time for the upcoming holiday season.

The Sheriff’s Department is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk drivers they see to keep the roads safe. Officers have received specialized training for DUI and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) to help identify and remove persons under the influence from the roadways.

Having a sober driver is just the first step in keeping the night safe, they encourage everyone to continue using their seat belts, putting their cell phones away, following the rules of the road, and keeping an eye out for dangerous drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving collisions nationwide in 2012 — approximately one every 51 minutes. More than 800 of those deaths occurred on California roadways.

In 2011, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic collisions across the nation, with 9,878, or 31 percent, of those fatalities occurring in drunk driving-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That same year, there were 2,835 fatal collisions, 774 of those DUIs, in California.

Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses such as attorney fees, court costs, collision repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work. Worst than expenses, a drunk driver can cause a collision that claims someone’s life or their own.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department gives the following tips for safe driving:

  • Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving runk or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
  • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead, designate a sober driver before the party begins.
  • If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life and inaction could cost a life.

Funding for the checking points provided to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies.

If you see a drunk driver, call 911. 

Comments 5

  1. Turlocker says:
    People will be carrying money that can be taken be warned. Check points get the papers ready sounds like a scary country we are turning into almost like them country's we have been warned about for years. Think about it.
  2. Just lil Old me says:
    Wow - You're stupid.
  3. Law scum says:
    How can the sheriff really police the general public, when the sheriff can't even police his own crew? Does everyone have a short memory with regards to the sheriffs detective that got caught growing marijuana, dealing steroids, possessing counterfeit cash after she killed her tenant? When did Turlock become populated with knuckle dragging mouth breathers?
  4. Turlocker says:
    Look up civil forfeiture. It is happening daily to criminals and non criminals alike.
  5. Fact check says:
    There have been DUI checkpoints for DECADES. This isn't really a new thing. They have been challenged, but the supreme court said they are constitutional. Read here:
    Secondly, the sheriff has hundreds of employees. Based on statistics alone there will be a couple that slip by. You are saying that if a department has one bad officer, they should no longer enforce any laws on anyone. That is a ridiculous and juvenile argument. Also, this story is about the Sheriff's department doing something to prevent drunk driving deaths. They will not be in Turlock. So why the reference to Turlock knuckledraggers?
    Finally, drunk driving is a crime. Therefore the fines would be criminal forfeitures, not civil.

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