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Maximum DUI enforcement for fair

POSTED July 31, 2009 11:07 p.m.
The Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 campaign against drunken driving will be conducting extra patrols and a checkpoint during the run of the Stanislaus County Fair.
There will be one DUI/Driver License Checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday on N. Golden State Boulevard south of Monte Vista Avenue.
The Turlock Police Department and law enforcement agencies throughout Stanislaus County encourages the public call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers and wants friends and family attending the Stanislaus County Fair activities to be aware that officers will be out in force looking for DUI drivers.  
Grant funding for the regional AVOID Program includes officer overtime for sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols and is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. OTS has allocated $6.5 million to fund AVOID Programs in 41 counties. Stanislaus County received a grant in the amount of $603,068 for the Avoid the 12 Campaign which is hosted by the Turlock Police Department.

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