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DUI checkpoints in Fresno in full force NYE

Friday, December 31, 2010

Local law enforcement will be out in force New Years Eve -- looking for drunk drivers.

The Clovis Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint Friday night, as part of the "Avoid The 21" campaign.

Several police and sheriff's departments from around the valley -- and the CHP -- participate in the annual crackdown, looking for drunk drivers, and those driving without licenses.

Police say drivers often don't know how the alcohol they drink can impair their ability to drive.

"What ends up happening they're involved in an accident any many times that I've seen, it's not the DUI driver that's, its the innocent victim that's hurt the worst," John Weaver said.

The "Avoid The 21" crackdown continues every night through Sunday.

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If you've had too much to drink, you can call:

AAA Tipsy Tow: 800-222-4357

For a fee, "We Be Sober" -- You can schedule a pick-up by calling 559-367-2579

Safely Home offers a similar service. Their number is 559-485-1503

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