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City of Ventura - Police Department
Wednesday July 13th, 2011 :: 08:30 p.m. PDT
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Press release: Sobriety - License Status Checkpoint to be conducted on Friday, July 15, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Incident: Sobriety - License Status Checkpoint

Contact: Sgt. Ryan Weeks 805 339-4309

Location: City of Ventura

Date/Time Occurred: Friday July 15, 2011 2000-0300 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

Narrative:

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, July 15, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura. Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols. Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts. The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm – 3:00 am. Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you’re over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community’s help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.

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

Address/Location
City of Ventura - Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr
Ventura, CA 93003

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-339-4400

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