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Camarillo - DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Results
3/5/2018 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint Results

Report Number:


City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

3/2/18 from 8:00p.m. ' 2:00a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police ' Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Banks, Casey       Camarillo     23

(S) Jimenez, Lorenzo    Camarillo    29


DUI Checkpoint Nets [2] Arrests

Camarillo, CA ' Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint

on 3/2/18 on Arneill Road between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 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.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Camarillo PD

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.

921 Vehicles Screened

1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested

1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges

7 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

3 Citations 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.

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.

Camarillo PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, 4/27/18 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'.

Prepared by:

Sergeant Paul Richards

News Release Date:


Media Follow-Up Contact:


Sergeant Paul Richards 805-388-5132

Approved by:

Captain Jeremy Paris

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which

leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this

crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime