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Thursday, September 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Fifteen Arrested for DUI During Late Summer, Labor Day Holiday

Turlock, California. – The Turlock Police Department arrested fifteen drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) during a nearly three-week period through Labor Day weekend.
The enforcement efforts were part of a national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization campaign, where additional officers were on patrol throughout the country to take suspected impaired drivers off the road.
In addition to patrols, the Turlock Police Department held a DUI checkpoint on August 26, 2022, leading to one DUI arrest.
Most Californians consider drunk driving as one of their biggest traffic safety concerns, and drunk driving crashes accounted for 30 percent of all traffic deaths in the state in 2020.
First-time charges for DUI are an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, which could include a suspended license.
Sergeant Joseph Dusel said, “the Turlock Police Department would like to remind the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Marijuana, illicit drugs, even prescription and over-the-counter medications, may impair.”
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Joseph Dusel.

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Sergeant Michael Parmley
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Turlock Police Department
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