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Camarillo - DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday
8/22/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Report Number:



City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

Saturday, August 24, 2013, between 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau/Avoid the 14 Law Enforcement Agencies


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

City of Residence






The Camarillo Police Department's Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday, August 24th, 2013, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM.  The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location within the City of Camarillo.  Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers, who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug 'impaired drivers.  Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver's license. 


This DUI/Driver's License checkpoint will be in honor of Kim Hemminger.  On July 22, 2012, Kim died as a result of a drunk driving traffic accident.  Kim was a passenger in a vehicle when the alcohol impaired driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over.  Kim died from her injuries.  The driver, Christopher Blankenship was later convicted of vehicular manslaughter.  The Camarillo Police Department wants to take this opportunity to share Kim's story and her beautiful life, a life that was cut too short because of a drunk driver.   


The Camarillo Police Department, along with their Avoid the14 partners, the California Office of Traffic Safety, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wants to take this opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety; increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and serves as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.   




Prepared by:

Sergeant Renee Ferguson


Media Release Date:

August 21, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Renee Ferguson


Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo



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 Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).