A DUI task force is out two days after a construction worker and Fresno State graduate was killed on highway 99 by a suspected drunk driver.
Less than thirty minutes after the task force launched officers pulled over a suspected drunk driver.
“She's going to be going to CRMC to take a chemical sample of her blood to determine the alcohol content of her blood,” said CHP officer Sean Duncan.
The driver was then taken to jail.
Her car was towed.
This DUI task force was scheduled long ago.
But it's happening just two days after 24-year-old Regan Johnson - a recent Fresno State graduate - was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver on Highway 99. Johnson was working in a construction zone.
“I guess you could say it's a motivator to do all that you can to again protect the motoring public from the impaired drivers,” said Officer Duncan.
The woman who investigators believe hit and killed Regan is behind bars.
The crash is a reminder of the dangers highway workers face. And more of those workers are on the highways during the busy summer months.
“It's a reminder that when you say goodbye to your loved ones basically you're putting your life at a risk,” said Gloria Rodriguez with Caltrans.
This DUI task force stretches from Modesto to the Grapevine.
The CHP alone arrested more than 36-thousand drunk drivers last year.