6 Citations Issued by TOPD during July 7 Checkpoint

DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze
(Thousand Oaks, CA) Thousand Oaks Police Department, operated by the Ventura County Sheriff’d Department, conducted a local checkpoint on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Hillcrest Dr. & Conejo School Road from 8:30p.m. to 2:30a.m.
Just blocks away from the Lakes Shopping Center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and entrance to multiple newer neighborhoods, the checkpoint saw  276 cars in the 6 hours period.
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:

  • 276 vehicles entered and were screened at the Checkpoint
  • No DUI alcohol impaired arrests were made
  • 1 DUI drug impaired arrest was made
  • 2 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license
  • A total of 6 citations were issued

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on July 21, 2018 (Saturday), in their effort to lowering deaths and related injuries on streets and highways.

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 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.

Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of DUI, reminding everyone that all it takes is a little pre-planning.

Free App to Find Designated Drivers By You

The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free to download on iOS and Android devices. The DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. To learn more, click here.

Users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb-all from one screen.

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.

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