Thousand Oaks | DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

On January 12, 2019, 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 subject was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Several citations were issued for unlicensed driver and/or for having a suspended/revoked driver’s license.

The first checkpoint location was east bound Hampshire Rd. west of Westlake Blvd. from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The second checkpoint location was west bound Hillcrest Dr. east of Kalinda Pl. from 11:30 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.

During the listed Checkpoint Operation the following occurred:

  • 410 vehicles entered the Checkpoint
  • 410 vehicles were screened in the Checkpoint
  • No DUI alcohol impaired arrest was made
  • No DUI drug impaired arrests were made
  • 6 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
  • One subject was arrested for outstanding warrants

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 February 23, 2019 (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.


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