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Tuesday September 11th, 2018 :: 08:38 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Thousand Oaks DUI Checkpoint Results

Nature of Incident: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: September 8, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age
S-Manuel Martin
S-Sage Cluxton
Westlake Village
Thousand Oaks
37
21
 
Narrative:   
 
 
Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
 
On September 8, 2018, the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint at two locations in the City of Thousand Oaks.  Vehicles were screened as they passed through the checkpoint locations.  Two arrests were made for DUI.  Several citations were issued for unlicensed driver and/or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license.
 
The first Checkpoint location was westbound on E. Avenida De Los Arboles east of Kensington Avenue.  The second Checkpoint location was northbound on N. Moorpark Road south of E. Janss Road. The Checkpoints were conducted from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.  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 / Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and related injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive alcohol and/or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging alcohol or drugged impaired drivers 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 yielding considerable cost savings of $6.00 for every $1.00 spent.  Ninety percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
 
During the listed Checkpoint Operation the following occurred:
 
  • 1089 vehicles entered the Checkpoint
  • 1089 vehicles were screened in the Checkpoint
  • One DUI alcohol impaired arrests was made
  • One DUI drug impaired arrest was made
  • 12 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or for having a         suspended/revoked driver’s license
  • A total of 17 citations were issued
 
 
Driver’s caught driving under the influence can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.  That does not include embarrassment when family and friends find out.
 
The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on September 29, 2018 (Saturday), in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and related injuries on our streets and highways.
 
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California OTS through NHTSA.  Remember to report Drunk Drivers by calling 9-1-1.
 
 
 
Prepared by:
 
 
Senior Deputy Dan Ambarian
 
 
Media Release Date:
 
September 11, 2018
 
 
Media Follow-Up Contact:
 
Sgt. Carl  Patterson, Sergeant
carl.patterson@ventura.org
(805) 494-8271
 
 
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar  
           
 
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