News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/9/2021 1:34:41 PM to 12/18/2021 3:05:00 AM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: December 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] VPD holding a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, December 17, 2021

NF- Checkpoint 12.17.21

The Ventura Police Department encourages community members to have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver. The VPD Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

DUI checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI collision statistics and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring residents from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“Tragically, each year during the holidays, we see an uptick in impaired driving,” said Officer Chris Wilson. “We want everyone to enjoy the holidays and be safe. The more people plan ahead for a safe ride home, the merrier this season will be.”

The Ventura Police Department reminds drivers that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying safe at home. If you see a drunk driver, always call 9-1-1.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To learn more about the Office of Traffic Safety grant and VPD’s educational efforts, contact Emily Graves, Community Outreach Specialist for the Ventura Police Department, at [email protected]

En español.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Storm Cleanup News Flash

Storm Recovery: Cleanup and Repairs

Posted on: January 26, 2023
Storm Recovery

Storm Recovery Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
Hope_NF

Therapy dog in training

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Foul Weather Shelter_News Flash

Foul Weather Shelter Plan

Posted on: January 11, 2023
InstaPermit_Newsflash_500x500

New Building Express Insta-Permits

Posted on: January 10, 2023
Community-Cleanup-Shred-Event-Newsflash_500x500 2.2023

Community Cleanup & Recycling Day

Posted on: January 6, 2023
Parks Recreation Activity Guide Spring 2023

Spring Activity Guide now available!

Posted on: December 20, 2022
DevelopmentReviewProcess_Newsflash_500x500

Development Review Process

Posted on: December 20, 2021