DUI arrests are up in Stanislaus County

local@modbee.comAugust 24, 2013 

— A crackdown on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 62 arrests over the past week in Stanislaus County, law enforcement agencies report.

The arrests are part of a national end-of-summer crackdown on DUI drivers that includes checkpoints and more law enforcement patrols. The campaign to curb drunk driving began earlier this month and will continue through Labor Day.

The valley arrests were made between midnight Aug. 16 and midnight Aug. 23 by officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies.

"In 2012, 55 DUI arrests occurred during the same eight-day time period," according to a news release.

Additionally, 47 arrests were made last week for individuals with outstanding DUI warrants, according to the news release.

Law enforcement officials said there were no DUI fatal accidents or major DUI-related traffic collisions reported during this time period.

Tonight, DUI saturation patrols will target Modesto, Ceres and Oakdale.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Checkpoints continue through midnight Sept. 2, which is Labor Day.

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