News Story

 

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
5/1/2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

 

Report Number:

16-64710, 16-64765

 

Location:

City of Camarillo

 

Date & Time:

April 30th, 2016, 9:00pm to May 1st , 2016, 3:00 am

 

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo and Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureaus

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

 

(S) Michael Stover

(S) David Alas

 Camarillo

 Camarillo

 54

 25

 

Narrative:

 

 

DUI Checkpoint Nets 2 Arrests

 

Camarillo, CA ' The Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau, conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on April 30th, 2016, on Santa Rosa Road south of Los Pueblos Drive from 9:00 PM 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.

 

 

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

 

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 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:

Sergeant Sean Britt

 

Media Release Date:

May 1st , 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

 

 

Approved By:

Sergeant Sean Britt

william.britt@ventura.org

 

Commander Monica McGrath