Thousand Oaks | DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

Thousand Oaks, Calif. –Thousand Oaks Police Department made one arrest for DUI while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on March 16, 2019. The checkpoint locations were westbound Borchard Road at Wendy Drive from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and northbound Westlake Blvd south of Santiago Street from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

In addition, four drivers were cited/ arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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5 Responses to Thousand Oaks | DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

  1. Bruce Boyer for Ventura County Sheriff April 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    These checkpoints are designed to use Fed grant money! IF it was about stopping drunk driving or making DUI arrests they would do saturation patrols…NOT put 14 cops all in one place! Its all overtime money! It is designed to innoculate us to violations of our rights as they stop and search w/o probable cause

  2. Learned My Lesson March 31, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    As an individual with multiple dui convictions. I feel that these checkpoints are a deterrent. But, to someone that has yet to face a dui conviction, they may feel as “I’m good. I can drive. They won’t catch me.” Let me tell you, you are wrong. And there is no denying that the estimated cost of a dui conviction in ventura county is around $13,500. It may not be an upfront cost. But it is a certainty. Being arrested for a dui is bad enough, but multiple times is only worse. The costs grow exponentially. I know first hand. Luckily, I never hurt anyone, nor myself. Just my wallet. My last conviction was right before Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing companies existed in our county. Since then, there truly is no reason why anyone should be arrested for dui anymore. Oh, what’s that? You cant afford $100 or less. Well, then you surely can’t afford $13,000+ But you will find out the ramifications for the decision to drive after drinking. It’s not a question of IF you get caught, but WHEN you get caught. Keep it up and you will find out.

  3. LEE ARMER March 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    And the person not hit by that DUI driver thinks it was a waste of time?

  4. Ryan March 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Wow, 1 whole DUI arrest? I’ll bet the tens of thousands of dollars wasted having officers and support vehicles standing around for 5 hours was totally worth it, not.

  5. Yeah right March 21, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Stupid way to throw money in the trash. These checkpoints are entrapment and utter BS.


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