News Story

 

Thousand Oaks - Two Arrests Made at DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint
12/21/2014 11:39:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Report Number:

 

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

Hillcrest Drive west of Lynn Road

 

Date & Time:

December 20, 2014, 9:00 pm to 3:00 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police-Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

 

Morales, Julio

Pillsbury, John

 

Oxnard

Canoga Park

 

21

48

Narrative:

DUI Checkpoint Nets 2 Arrests

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on December 20, 2014, on Hillcrest Drive west of Lynn Road between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 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/Driver's 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.

 

  • 304 Vehicles Screened
  • 2     DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 23   Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 30   Citations issued

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint DUI on February 9, 2015, 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:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:

December 21, 2014

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

Brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Mark Franke, Captain

 







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