Several law enforcement agencies in the Modesto area will focus on finding drunken drivers over the Fourth of July weekend in a collaborative effort to reduce deaths and injuries caused by alcohol-related crashes.
Officials from several agencies will team up Saturday night to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Ceres as part of the "Avoid the 12" campaign, which includes all 12 law enforcement agencies in Stanislaus County.
The campaign will include roving saturation patrols throughout the county.
The patrols consist of law officers assigned to look for people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Saturation patrols have been scheduled for tonight, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights in Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Newman, Patterson, Riverbank and Ceres.
In a separate effort, Ripon police will put officers on saturation patrols tonight, Saturday and Sunday nights in Ripon.
The California Highway Patrol will put additional officers on the road to be on the lookout for those driving under the influence this weekend.