The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint over the weekend somewhere within its jurisdiction. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office through a grant provided by the California Cannabis Tax Fund. They remind everyone that if you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.
Sheriff’s deputies are prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep roads safe. Officers have received specialized training for DUI and DUID, driving under the influence of drugs, which will help them identify and remove persons under the influence from roadways.
Having a sober driver is just the first step in keeping the night safe. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to continue using their seat belts, putting away their cell phones, following the rules of the road, and keeping an eye out for dangerous drivers.
Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and storage fees, collision repair, and lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life or their own.
Motorists are advised to follow these tips for safe driving:
Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead, designate a sober driver before the party begins.
If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life and inaction could cost a life.