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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 1st, 2019 :: 04:40 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Moorpark DUI Checkpoint

Nature of Incident: Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint

Location: Moorpark, CA

Date & Time: May 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department – Traffic Bureau

Narrative:

Moorpark, CA – The Moorpark Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint on May 4, 2019 at an undisclosed location(s) within the city limits. DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Moorpark Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads, locally over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions in the City of Moorpark have claimed 1 life and resulted in 67 crashes harming 40 of our friends and neighbors. The Moorpark Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.

See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.

Report drunk drivers – Call 911.

Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Moorpark Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

News Release Date: May 1, 2019

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sr. Deputy David Anaya

Office (805) 947-8217

david.anaya@ventura.org

Approved by: Captain Vic Fazio, Moorpark Chief of Police

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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