Thousand Oaks – Driver’s License / DUI Checkpoint Planned for December 15, 2018Eric Buschow
|Nature of Incident:||Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint Planned for December 15, 2018|
|Location:||Thousand Oaks, CA|
|Date & Time:||December 15, 2018 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.|
|Unit Responsible:||Thousand Oaks Police Department – Traffic Bureau|
|Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint Planned
Thousand Oaks, CA – The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint on December 15, 2018 at an undisclosed location(s) within the city limits.
The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Locally, over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 85 injury crashes harming 112 of our friends and neighbors.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.