Compared to other cities in San Joaquin County, Lodi has a drinking and driving problem. Or does it? While Stockton’s population is more than twice the size of Lodi’s, both cities have arrested nearly the same number of drunk drivers since 2011.
Yet the Lodi Police Department has poured officers and thousands of dollars in grants into DUI patrol. DUI checkpoints are conducted frequently throughout the city, and special task forces canvass roads almost daily looking for intoxicated drivers.