News Story

 

Driver's License / DUI Checkpoint
7/12/2015 8:40:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint

Report Number:

15-15603, 15-15602

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

Westlake Boulevard north of Meadow Gate Street

Avenida de Las Arboles west of Stonecutter Street

 

Date & Time:

July 11, 2015, 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

(S) Usiel, Urizar David

(S) Crosby, Neil

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

22

61

Narrative:

Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint Nets Two (2) Arrests

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a Driver's License/DUI checkpoint on July 11, 2015, on Westlake Boulevard north of Meadow Gate Street and then on Avenida de Las Arboles west of Stonecutter Street, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am.  (S) Usiel was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.  (S) Crosby was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

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.

 

  • 492 Vehicles Screened
  • 1     DUI-Alcohol, suspect arrested
  • 1     DUI-Drug, suspect arrested
  • 5   Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 8   Citations issued

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint on August 22, 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:

July 12, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

Brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Mike Hartmann, Captain