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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday December 10th, 2018 :: 04:10 p.m. PST


News Story - DUI Checkpoint Results

Nature of Incident: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results Location: City of Thousand Oaks Date & Time: December 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 Scarbrough, Teddy Thousand Oaks 58 Narrative: Driver’s License Checkpoint Results On December 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. One arrest was made for DUI. A couple of citations were issued for unlicensed driver and/or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license. The first checkpoint location was north bound Erbes Rd. just south of La Granada Dr. from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The second checkpoint location was north bound Lindero Cyn. Rd. south of Rockfield St. from 8:30 pm to 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 / 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. CHIEF OF POLICE COMMANDER TIM HAGEL SHERIFF BILL AYUB Page 2 of 2 During the listed Checkpoint Operation the following occurred:  446 vehicles entered the Checkpoint  446 vehicles were screened in the Checkpoint  One DUI alcohol impaired arrest was made  No DUI drug impaired arrests were made  Two drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license  A total of four 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 December 15, 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: Sgt. Dennis Sliva Media Release Date: December 10, 2018 Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Carl Patterson (805) 373-2322 Approved by: Capt. Don Aguilar ###

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