Press Release

 

Thousand Oaks - Results of DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
7/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI/ Driver License Checkpoint

Report Number:

 

Location:

Hillcrest Drive at Houston Drive

Thousand Oaks Boulevard at Houston Drive

Date & Time:

July 5, 2014, 9:00 pm to July 6, 2014, 2:30 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

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Narrative:

 

 

Thousand Oaks, CA ' Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on July 5, 2014, at Hillcrest Drive Boulevard west of Houston Drive between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:05 a.m., and on July 6, 2014, at Hillcrest Drive east of Houston Drive, 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.

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

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 16, 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:

July 6, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon

 







 

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).

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