Law enforcement in Fresno and Madera counties will conduct their winter drunk driving campaign from Friday to Jan. 3.
Police, sheriff and California Highway Patrol employees will deploy DUI/drivers license checkpoints and patrols during the 17-day AVOID the 21 DUI Task Force campaign.
California had 98 deaths and 1,852 injured in collisions involving alcohol in December 2013, according to the AVOID the 21 DUI Task Force.
The holiday enforcement period is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Those caught drinking and driving could face jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license, towing fees and other DUI fees that total more than $10,000 on average.