Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau Releases August 25th DUI Checkpoint Results
8/26/2012 5:00:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
(UPDATE) DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint
Date & Time:
August 25-26, 2012, 7 pm to 3 am
Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
On August 25th, 2012 the Thousand Oaks Police Department held a DUI / Drivers License checkpoint in support of the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign. Initially the checkpoint was set up for eastbound traffic on Hillcrest Drive at Avenida del Platino. At around midnight the checkpoint was moved and set up for northbound traffic on Moorpark Road south of Janss Road. In addition to the deputies working the checkpoint, motorcycle deputies were assigned to the streets in and around the checkpoint for additional enforcement.
Deputies contacted 643 drivers, conducted 16 DUI investigations and issued 24 tickets for various vehicle code violations. Two drivers were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and were arrested at the checkpoint. Five drivers were issued citations for not having a valid driver's license and three drivers were issued citations for driving while their license was suspended. A total of seven cars were towed for license violations or DUI.
This operation was funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Deputy Kelly Roark at (805) 494-8245.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant R. Harwood
Media Release Date:
August 26, 2012
Senior Deputy K. Roark
Captain B. Flannigan