updated: Sep 01, 2012, 11:17 AM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
Santa Barbara - ‘AVOID the 12' and CHP conducted a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Friday,
August 31st and Saturday September 1st between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM in the 400 block of Chapala
Street in the City of Santa Barbara. This operation was one of 33 DUI enforcement operations that will
be or have been conducted throughout Santa Barbara County during the 17 Day Summer Mobilization
Period which runs from Friday August 17th through Monday September 3rd. Officers from the Lompoc,
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and UCSB Police Departments worked along side deputies from the Santa
Barbara Sheriff's Office and Officers from the California Highway Patrol at the sobriety checkpoint. Here
are the results of the checkpoint:
Vehicles Screened: 862
DUI Arrests: 9
Misdemeanor Arrests: 1
Driving Without a Valid Driver's License: 4
Driving with a suspended driver's license: 3
Vehicles Impounded for 30 days: 1
Vehicles Impounded for 1 day: 10
Miscellaneous citations: 8
Breanne Rose Flora (10-14-86) of Santa Barbara was arrested for DUI.
Erick Hollis (03-27-70) of Santa Barbara was arrested for DUI.
Lloyd G. Johnson IV (07-16-79) of Los Angeles was arrested for DUI.
Joseph D. Mushett Jr. (04-20-66) of New Jersey was arrested for DUI.
Francisco R. Oropeza (01-10-79) of Santa Barbara was arrested for DUI.
Erica Rousseau (06-28-92) from Scotts Valley, CA was arrested for DUI.
Matthew Smith (05-02-93) of San Luis Obispo was arrested for DUI.
Luis Urbina (04-02-92) of Santa Barbara was arrested for Providing False Information to a Peace Officer.
A 16 year old male from Santa Barbara was arrested for DUI drugs.
Over the course of the Labor Day holiday weekend, extra DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in the
cities of Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and the UCSB campus.
‘AVOID The 12" will also have a DUI Task Force in the City of Santa Barbara on Sunday September 2nd
between 6:00 PM and 4:00 AM.
The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety
(OTS), with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and
heightened public awareness and impaired driving deterrence through publicity.
‘AVOID the 12' is named for the 12 Law Enforcement agencies within Santa Barbara County that work
together to combat DUI driving.
Additional information about the Avoid Program and operational plans from around the region can be
found at www.californiaavoid.org. Statistical data on the number of DUI arrests and DUI fatal crashes
will be released periodically throughout the holiday weekend.
Funding for ‘AVOID the 12' comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National
Highway Transportation Safety Administration who reminds everyone to Report Drunk Driving - Call 9-1-1!
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