Press Release

 

Thousand Oaks - DUI checkpoint planned for Saturday night
5/25/2012 8:10:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint

Report Number:

 

Location:

Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

May 26, 2012  7:00 pm until 3: am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

 

 

 

Narrative:

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department Targets

Impaired Drivers with DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint

 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI / Drivers License checkpoint on 05/26/2012, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 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. 

 

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

 

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and resulted in 115 traffic collisions injuring 48 of our friends and neighbors in Thousand Oaks.

 

This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for proper licensing.   A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired and to bring about more awareness, 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.

 

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant R. Harwood

Media Release Date:

May 24, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant R. Harwood  (805) 494-8271

Approved by:

Captain J. Fryhoff