Press ReleaseThursday, September 2, 2021
Turlock Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint September 4, 2021
Turlock, California. – The Turlock Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint September 4th from 10:00 PM until 1:30 AM at an undisclosed location within Turlock city limits.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The Turlock Police Department is committed to keeping the traveling public safe.
“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Sergeant David Hall said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”
The Turlock Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant David Hall.
Any media requests should contact:
Crime and Community Information Analyst Deandra Wiley
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 664-7329
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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