Thousand Oaks - Summer DUI Enforcement Mobilization
8/16/2013 9:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Summer DUI Enforcement Mobilization
Date & Time:
August 16th 2013 until September 3rd 2013
Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the summer season. During the crackdown period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state, and those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be joining the CHP, Avoid DUI Task Forces and police departments across the state. Specially trained officers will be on hand to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol as well as legal or illegal drugs. The Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 24th, 2013, at an undisclosed location within the City limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
'The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun', said Assistant Police Chief James Fryhoff. 'Don't let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.'
In 2011, 774 California drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the country were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding Californians to plan ahead by designating a sober driver.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Thousand Oaks Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver ' Call 9-1-1.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant R. Harwood
Media Release Date:
August 15, 2013
Sergeant R. Harwood 805 494-8271
Capt. Rob Davidson