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.