VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura police issued 11 citations, made one arrest and towed two autos throughout a DUI checkpoint within the metropolis Friday evening.
The checkpoint was held on the 4200 block of East Foremost Road from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Police stated a complete 1,167 vehicles handed by means of the checkpoint and 492 drivers had been screened.
Throughout these screenings, officers issued 20 Standardized Subject Sobriety Checks to drivers. One driver was arrested for driving inebriated.
One other 9 citations had been issued to folks driving with no license, one quotation was issued to an individual driving with a suspended license and one other quotation was issued to an individual driving with an open container of alcohol.
Two autos had been towed for suspended license offenses.
Police defined that DUI checkpoint places are chosen based mostly on DUI collision statistics and the frequency of DUI arrests. Officers hope these checkpoints remind the general public of the hazards of DUI driving and encourage everybody to drink responsibly and use ride-sharing or various strategies of transportation if they’re consuming.
“Two easy phrases can preserve you protected: plan forward,” stated Sergeant Michael Brown. “Earlier than you head out to any institution that serves alcohol, plan how you might be getting house safely. If you’re consuming, which means know what sober driver or service you may be utilizing.”
The Ventura Police Division reminds the general public that impaired driving isn’t just attributable to alcohol. Some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication might intrude with driving. All the time comply with instructions to be used and browse warning labels about driving or “working heavy equipment,” which incorporates driving a automobile. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving beneath the affect of marijuana isn’t. Marijuana could be impairing, particularly when mixed with alcohol or different medication, which might additionally lead to a DUI.
Funding for this checkpoint was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by means of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration. To study extra concerning the Workplace of Visitors Security grant and VPD’s academic efforts, contact Emily Graves, Neighborhood Outreach Specialist for the Ventura Police Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org.