News Story


Thousand Oaks - Traffic Bureau Reports DUI Checkpoint Results
5/25/2014 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

DUI/ Driver License Checkpoint


Westlake Boulevard north of Meadow Gate Street

Erbes Road north of Falmouth Street


Date & Time:

May 24, 2014, 9:00 pm to May 25, 2014,, 2:30 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence










Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 24, 2014, at Westlake Boulevard north of Meadow Gate Street between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:10 a.m., and at Erbes Road north of Falmouth Street, between the hours of 12:30 am and 2:30 am.  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.  


DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and 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.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

  • 502 Vehicles Screened
  • 0 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
  • 0 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
  • 6 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 0 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 10 Citations issued


The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on June 14, 2014, 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.  Report Drunk Drivers ' Call 9-1-1!



Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton


Media Release Date:

May 25, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton


Approved by:

Captain Mark Franke



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).