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Thousand Oaks – DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

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

driver’s license.

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.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Dennis Sliva

Media Release Date: December 10, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Carl Patterson

(805) 373-2322

Approved by: Capt. Don Aguilar