News Story

 

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
9/6/2015 8:05:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Report Numbers:

15-2030660, 15-2030657, 15-2030716, 15-2030726, 15-2030673

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

 

Date & Time:

September 5, 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) Matkovich, Clint                                        

(S) Villanheva, Amilcar

(S) Medivel, Yvonne Louise

(S) Estrada, Mario Alberto

(S) Kagen, Robert Joseph                                                                                              

Newbury Park                                                                             

N                                                                                                    Thousand Oaks

            Thousand Oaks

            Grover Beach                 

            Thousand Oaks

            Thousand Oaks 

 

34

55

52

22

19

 

Narrative:

 

 

DUI Checkpoint Nets 5 Arrests

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on September 5, 2015, on Moorpark Road south of Janss Road between the hours of 9:00 pm and 12:00 am, and Lynn Road west of McCloud Avenue between 12:00 am 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.

 

  • 537 Vehicles Screened
  • 2     DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 1     Warrant arrest for violation of probation
  • 1     Warrant arrest for failing to appear in court for a past driving on a suspended license
  • 1     Driver arrested for failing to provide a driver's license and delaying an officer       
  • 10   Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 12   Citations issued

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint DUI on December 19, 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:

September 6, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

 

 

Approved By:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

Mike Hartmann, Captain

 

 

 

 Mike Hartmann, Captain

 








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