TURLOCK — Students at California State University, Stanislaus, will celebrate the end of the school year with "Warrior Day" on Friday.
The event turned alcohol-free last year after years of concerns over binge drinking and reports of related problems near the Turlock campus. This year, beer again will be off the menu, and police are planning to deploy as part of the "Avoid the 12" anti-DUI campaign.
Officers from the Ceres, Modesto, Turlock and CSUS police departments will take part in saturation patrols, looking for impaired drivers, from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
"To help ensure the safety of our community, our students, and their guests, we remind you to plan ahead for this Friday," CSUS Police Chief Steven Jaureguy said in a news release. "If you're planning to drink and party after the event, then don't drive or have a designated driver."
The program is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.