Through Labor Day, police, sheriff's and California Highway Patrol officials will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Stanislaus County, starts today and runs through Sept. 2.
Ceres police Sgt. Chris Perry said the Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown. Plans are in place for eight DUI/ driver's license checkpoints and 24 local roving DUI saturation patrols, he said in a news release.
There will be checkpoints tonight in Modesto from 9:30 p.m. until 3 a.m., and saturation patrols in Modesto and Oakdale from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, there will be patrols in Modesto and Ceres from 5 p.m. until3 a.m., and a checkpoint in Riverbank from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. And Sunday, there will be patrols in Modesto, Oakdale and Ceres from 8 p.m. to2 a.m.