Wednesday, May 25, 2022
59 F
Oxnard
More

    Latest Posts

    Two Visions of America by Don Jans

    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.


    Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

    - Advertisement -

    5 COMMENTS

    0 0 votes
    Article Rating
    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    5 Comments
    Newest
    Oldest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Bruce Boyer for Ventura County Sheriff
    Bruce Boyer for Ventura County Sheriff
    3 years ago

    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

    Learned My Lesson
    Learned My Lesson
    3 years ago

    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.

    LEE ARMER
    LEE ARMER
    3 years ago

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

    Ryan
    Ryan
    3 years ago

    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.

    Yeah right
    Yeah right
    3 years ago

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

    Latest Posts

    advertisement

    Don't Miss

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.