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Modesto Uses Checkpoints to Find Drunk, Unlicensed Drivers

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The Modesto Police Department´s Traffic unit has been conducting DUI and Driver´s License Checkpoints this week.

Monday morning, officers set up a checkpoint on Crowslanding Road where they made two arrests, issued 17 citations and impounded 11 vehicles for being operated by an unlicensed driver.

Then on Tuesday, a similar checkpoint on Carpenter Road during midday hours resulted in officers impounding 16 more vehicles and arresting one person, who had 57-thousand dollars in warrants for unlicensed driving and DUI.

The special enforcement effort was made possible thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Officials say Modesto has the highest injury and fatal collision rate… per thousand people…. and the city also has high night collision and DUI rates as well.