52 people arrested in Stanislaus County DUI crackdown

local@modbee.comDecember 22, 2013 

— Through Saturday, a holiday crackdown on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has resulted in at least 52 arrests in Stanislaus County, organizers said.

The campaign, representing 12 law-enforcement agencies, started Dec. 13 and will run through New Year’s Day.

The total is tentative because some agencies have not yet reported. No DUI-related deaths have been reported.

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown includes routine enforcement and targeted efforts such as DUI checkpoints held in Ceres on Friday and Riverbank on Saturday.

Fifty-five people have been arrested for having outstanding DUI warrants.

The effort includes city police departments, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol.

They urge people to call 911 if they see drivers they believe to be impaired. Funding is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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