News Story

 

Driver's License / DUI Checkpoint Results
8/2/2015 3:15:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Driver's License/DUI Checkpoint

Report Number:

15-2011215, 15-2011246

Location:

Newbury Park

Lynn Road west of Wendy Drive

Borchard Road west of Theresa Drive

 

 

Date & Time:

August 1, 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) Norton, Cathleen

 

Thousand Oaks

 

46

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 August 1, 2015, westbound on Lynn Road west of Wendy Drive and then westbound on Borchard Road west of Theresa Drive, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am.  (S)Norton 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.

 

  • 275 Vehicles Screened
  • 1     DUI-Alcohol, suspect arrested
  • 4     Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 1     Citation for a driver in possession of Marijuana 

       (confiscation of approximately 4 lbs.7oz.)

  • 7     Total 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:

B. Payton, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:

August 1, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

B. Payton, Sergeant

barbara.payton@ventura.org

 

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann