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Manteca Police planning DUI checkpoint

A DUI checkpoint will be manned at an undisclosed location in Manteca on Saturday night.

GLENN KAHL/Bulletin file photo


POSTED May 23, 2013 10:01 p.m.

The Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs. 

The start of the summer season has arrived, along with many college and high school graduations, but if history repeats… drunk or drugged driving crashes will rise when reckless drivers take to the roadways impaired.  Friends and families will gather for celebrations and to start the summer season, often with alcohol this 3-day weekend.  Law enforcement is reminding everyone to make plans now for those weekend trips and partying.  Make sure to use a ‘Designated Sober Driver’ to prevent arrest or worse, a deadly driving tragedy.

Law enforcement throughout the region, beginning Friday night, will deploy DUI saturation patrols and a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the City of Manteca.  The checkpoint will be held on Saturday, May 25, at an undisclosed location within the City of Manteca from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.   The California Highway Patrol is deploying all available officers Memorial Day weekend onto freeways and county roads as part of their Maximum Enforcement Period.

Law enforcement region-wide is asking for everyone’s support this holiday weekend and all summer long:

• Plan ahead.  Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.

• Those hosting celebrations and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons.  Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.

• Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the Designated Sober Driver.  For tasty drink recipes, visit the DDrink Mixology Center at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS.

• Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.

• If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.

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