News Story

 

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
12/20/2015 1:05:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Report Numbers:

 

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

 

Date & Time:

December 19, 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) Rosenkranz, Jason

(S) Reigh, Tyla

(S) Souza, John                                                                                     

        

         Westlake Village

         Thousand Oaks

         Newbury Park              

 

36

53

36

 

Narrative:

 

 

DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on December 19, 2015, on Westlake Boulevard north of Cascade Avenue between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., and Hillcrest Drive east of Lynn Road between the hours of 12:00 am to 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.

 

 

  • 576 Vehicles Screened
  • 1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
  • 1  Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
  • 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 4 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 16 Citations issued

 

As a result of this checkpoint; Rosenkranz was arrested for possession of marijuana while driving.  Reigh was arrested for driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device when her vehicle is required to have one, and Souza was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

 

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don't drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to 'Map a Spot' with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a 'List of Spots' to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role.  They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb ' all from one screen. 

 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Saturday February 13, 2016 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, reminding everyone to 'Report Drunk Driver ' Call 9-1-1'.

 

 

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Prepared by:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:

December 20, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

 

 

Approved By:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

Jim Fryhoff, Captain

 

 

 

 Mike Hartmann, Captain