Thousand Oaks | DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

On July 21, 2018, the Thousand Oaks Police Department-Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint at two locations in the City of Thousand Oaks. The first location was northbound Moorpark Rd. at Calle Contento. It was conducted from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The second location was northbound Lindero Canyon Rd. at Rockfield St. from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30

  • 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

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:

  • 581 vehicles entered and were screened at the Checkpoint locations
  • 1 DUI alcohol impaired arrest was made
  • 0 DUI drug impaired arrests were made
  • 3 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license
  • A total of 8 citations were issued

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of DUI, reminding everyone that all it takes is a little preplanning. Designate a sober driver, call a friend or family member for a ride or call a cab. Whatever you do, don’t drink and drive or drive while drug impaired.

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 August 25, 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 Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember to report Drunk Drivers by calling 9-1-1.

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