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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday March 13th, 2019 :: 07:38 p.m. PDT

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DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

Nature of Incident: DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

Location: City of Camarillo, Ca
 
Date & Time: Friday, March 15th, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau

Narrative:

DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned for March 15, 2019
 
Camarillo, Ca. – The Camarillo Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on March 15, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  
 
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
 
The Camarillo Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
 
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year the Camarillo Police Department investigated 70 DUI collisions which have claimed 2 lives and resulted in another 26 injuries.
 
The Camarillo Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
 
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
 
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Camarillo Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Prepared by: Sgt. Paul Richards
 
News Release Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2019
 
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Paul Richards (805) 388-5132
paul.richards@ventura.org
 
 Approved by: Captain Jeremy Paris
 
 

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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