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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 :: 08:44 p.m. PDT

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News Story - DUI Checkpoint

Nature of Incident: Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time: July 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Traffic Bureau

Narrative:

Thousand Oaks, CA – The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a

Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint on July 20, 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 Thousand Oaks 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, over 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads 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.

The Thousand Oaks 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.

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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 Thousand Oaks Police Department by a grant from

the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

News Release Date: July 17, 2019

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Carl Patterson

Office (805) 494-8271

carl.patterson@ventura.org

Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar

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

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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