Police will look for drunken drivers this weekend, starting Friday night with a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Modesto.
The enforcement is an effort to reduce the number of people killed or injured in alcohol- or drug-involved crashes.
Officers will look for drivers without valid licenses at the checkpoint. Modesto police will conduct a second checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location in Modesto.
Police said those caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could receive jail time and a suspended driver’s license. They can be forced to pay for insurance increases, fines, fees and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
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The checkpoints are funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.