News Story

 

Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Results
5/16/2017 7:05:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Results

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

May 6, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand oaks Police-Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

Whitman, Haylee

Thousand Oaks

21

 

 

Narrative:  

 

May DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint

 

 

On May 6, 2017, the Thousand Oaks Police Department-Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI / Driver's License checkpoint at one location in the City of Thousand Oaks.  The location was west bound Hillcrest Drive east of N. Conejo School Road from 9:20 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 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 related injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive alcohol and/ or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging alcohol or drugged impaired drivers 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 yielding considerable cost savings of $6.00 for every $1.00 spent.  Ninety percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

 

During the listed Checkpoint Operation the following occurred:

 

  • 171 vehicles were screened
  • One (1) DUI alcohol impaired arrest
  • No DUI drug impaired arrests
  • One (1) driver was cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or suspended/revoked
  • A total of three (3) citations were issued

 

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of DUI, reminding everyone that all it takes is a little preplanning.  Designate a sober driver, call a friend or family member for a ride, or call a cab.  Whatever you do, don't drink and drive or drive while drug impaired.  The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free to 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.  For more information about DDVIP, visit http://www.ots.ca.gov/pdf/DDVIP-App.pdf.

 

Driver's caught driving under the influence can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.  That does not include embarrassment when family and friends find out.

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on June 10, 2017 (Saturday) in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and related injuries on 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. Remember to report Drunk Drivers by calling     9-1-1.

 

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Dan Ambarian

 

Media Release Date:

May 16, 2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Carl  Patterson

carl.patterson@ventura.org

(805) 373-2322

 

 

Approved by:

 

Captain Don Aguilar