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Thousand Oaks DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Results
8/19/2014 1:25:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/ Driver License Checkpoint

Report Number:

 

Location:

Westlake Boulevard At Cascade Avenue

Avenida de los Arboles at Kensington Avenue

Date & Time:

August 16, 2014, 9:00 pm to August 17, 2014, 2:30 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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Narrative:

 

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on July 5, 2014, at Westlake Blvd. north of Cascade Ave. between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:15 a.m., and on August 17, 2014, at Avenida de los Arboles at Kensington Ave., between the hours of 12:25 am and 2:30 am.  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 have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone 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.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

  • 484 Vehicles Screened
  • 0 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
  • 0 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
  • 5 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 17 Citations issued

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint before the end of the year, in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

 

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!

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

 

Media Release Date:

August 17, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon