DUI checkpoint in Riverbank

local@modbee.comAugust 22, 2013 

— Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies will be looking for drunken drivers tonight at a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Riverbank.

The checkpoint is part of a statewide law enforcement effort that will continue through the Labor Day weekend. During the crackdown, there will be more officers on the road searching for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Interim Riverbank Police Chief Erin Kiely said in a news release, "The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun. Don't let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice."

Deputies also will be looking for those driving without a valid license at tonight's checkpoint. Sheriff's officials said three people were arrested on suspicion of DUI last weekend during similar operations in Riverbank, including one person who was a repeat offender.

The checkpoints are funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.

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