Thousand Oaks – DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint ResultsEric Buschow
Nature of Incident: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: December 8, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Thousand oaks Police Department -Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Scarbrough, Teddy Thousand Oaks 58
Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
On December 8, 2018, 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 arrest was made for DUI. A
couple of citations were issued for unlicensed driver and/or for having a suspended/revoked
The first checkpoint location was north bound Erbes Rd. just south of La Granada Dr. from 8:00
pm to 11:00 pm. The second checkpoint location was north bound Lindero Cyn. Rd. south of
Rockfield St. from 8:30 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:
446 vehicles entered the Checkpoint
446 vehicles were screened in the Checkpoint
One DUI alcohol impaired arrest was made
No DUI drug impaired arrests were made
Two drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or for having a
suspended/revoked driver’s license
A total of four citations were issued
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 December 15, 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 OTS through NHTSA. Remember to
report Drunk Drivers by calling 9-1-1.
Sgt. Dennis Sliva
Media Release Date: December 10, 2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Carl Patterson
Approved by: Capt. Don Aguilar