Ventura Police Department March 1 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint results

The Ventura Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday March 1, 2019.

The checkpoint was established at about 9:00 PM and officers screened approximately 384 vehicles traveling eastbound on Main Street in the area of Callens Road. Approximately 676 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. During the checkpoint, 1 driver was arrested for 23575 (A)(1) CVC (Interlock Device Required) and 14601.2(a) CVC (Drivers License Suspended/Revoked CDL due to DUI) as well as several warrants. Of course, anyone arrested at these checkpoints are entitled to a dui lawyer to help them with their legal issues.

The following is a list of enforcement activities during the checkpoint:

  • 384- Drivers contacted
  • 676- Vehicles through checkpoint
  • 9- Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)
  • 2- Driver(s) cited for having a suspended /revoked license
  • 1- Driver(s) cited for being unlicensed
  • 1- Vehicles impounded
  • 2- Miscellaneous citations
  • 1- Vehicle impounded

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.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

The Ventura 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.

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


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