Modesto police looking for drunk drivers this weekend

The Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct DUI/driver’s license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within the city limits, along with special DUI saturation patrols, during the month of October.

This weekend, saturation patrols will be deployed Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. and a checkpoint will be held Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 14 lives and resulted in 355 injury crashes harming 398 of people in the city, according to Modesto Police.

These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.