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Thousand Oaks Traffic Unit: Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint Results from 2/9/15
2/10/2015 10:36:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint

Report Number:

 

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

Reino Road north of Lesser Drive

Avenida de Las Flores west of Young Avenue

 

Date & Time:

February 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police-Traffic Bureau

 

 

 

 

Narrative:

Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a Driver's License/DUI checkpoint on February 9, 2015, first on Reino Road north of Lesser Drive and then on Avenida de Las Flores west of Young Avenue between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving unlicensed and drunk driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  

 

Driver's License/DUI 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.

 

  • 531 Vehicles Screened
  • 1     DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested
  • 7   Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 26   Citations issued
  • 5    Citations issued for driving outside the parameters of the license provisions
  • 1    Vehicle towed

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint on March 14, 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:

Barbara Payton, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:

February 10, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

Brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Jim Fryhoff, Captain