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Los Banos Police Department
Thursday July 31st, 2014 :: 04:27 p.m. PDT


DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Results

The Los Banos Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on July 29, 2014 in the 1700 Block of San Luis Street, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, bring about more awareness; encouraging the public to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

“We conduct these operations in an effort to deter drunken driving and increase awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence. Our goal is to keep motorist in our community safe through enforcement, education, and prevention.”
- Jason Hedden, Police Commander

Results from this checkpoint:
-382 Vehicles through checkpoint
-382 Vehicles Screened
-10 Citations issued
-10 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
-1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested
-1 DUI-Drug impaired suspect arrested

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

To leave an anonymous crime tip call 209-827-7070 Ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can also leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at At the bottom of the “Contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or visit the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420, or at

Los Banos Police Department
5th St
Los Banos, CA 93635

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-827-7070

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