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44 arrested in county holiday DUI crackdown
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The Independence Day weekend DUI crackdown has resulted in 44 DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special "Avoid the 12" DUI enforcement deployments in Ceres and Stanislaus County.

From 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday July 3, through midnight on Sunday, July 7, officers representing Ceres and 11 other county law enforcement agencies have arrested 44 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year, the holiday was a two-day campaign period which does not match the five-day crackdown.
Law enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county and region. Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, also will concentrate crackdowns during the 18-day August/Labor Day period. In recognition that summer season is among the deadliest time of the year, law enforcement agencies throughout the county will be making every effort to arrest drunk drivers.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations.

Funding for the enforcementg program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.