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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday December 11th, 2019 :: 09:00 a.m. PST


Media Release - Winter Traffic Mobilization

Nature of Incident: Winter Mobilization
Location: Cities of Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 12/11/19
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season
National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year’s
Ventura County, Ca. –The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.
This holiday season, from Dec. 13 to New Year’s, the Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks Police Departments will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
In addition, The Thousand Oaks Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on 12/14/19 at an undisclosed location in the city of Thousand Oaks.
“Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” said Capt. Shane Matthews. “There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.
So if you are hosting a holiday party, offer non-alcoholic drinks for designated sober drivers and monitor how people are getting home. If someone has been drinking and tries to leave, offer to have them stay the night or take ride-share home.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Prepared by: Sgt. Paul Richards  
News Release Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Paul Richards
Approved by:
Capt. Shane Matthews  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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