News Story

 

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Results
7/18/2017 5:30:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Results

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

July 15, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand oaks Police-Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

 

(S) Fernandez, Jose

(S) Williams, Jenna

(S) Culley, Julianne

(S) Moise, Alix

(S) Lopez, Ryan

 

 

 

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Simi Valley

 

27

52

19

24

26

Narrative:  

 

July DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint

 

On the listed date and time, the Thousand Oaks Police Department-Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI / Driver's License checkpoint at two locations in the City of Thousand Oaks. The first location was east bound Hampshire Road at Westlake Blvd. The second location was north bound Moorpark Road south of Janss Road. 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.

 

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that 'DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.'  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

 

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

 

During the listed Checkpoint Operation the following occurred:

 

'               437 vehicles were screened

'               3 DUI (adult) arrest-alcohol suspected

'               1 DUI (adult) drug impaired arrests

'               1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges

'               6 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or suspended/revoked

'               A total of 8 citations were issued

 

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or 'DDVIP,' free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Visit http://www.ots.ca.gov/pdf/DDVIP-App.pdf.

 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and 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 August 12, 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, reminding everyone to 'Report Drunk Driver ' Call 9-1-1.'

 

 

Prepared by:                        Carl Patterson, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:            July 18, 2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:   Sgt. Carl  Patterson

                                                      (805) 373-2322

                                                      carl.patterson@ventura.org

 

Approved by:                               Capt. Don Aguilar