Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department
R. Jason Benites
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
For Immediate Release January 3, 2014
Sergeant Brian Woolley, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7847, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Officer Maria Peña, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7750, email@example.com
Winter Holiday AVOID DUI campaign – final update
DUI Arrests Up & Zero DUI Fatalities
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments during the past several days in Ventura County.
From 12:01 A.M. Friday December 13, 2013 through midnight New Year’s Day, officers representing Ventura County law enforcement agencies arrested 249 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2012, 186 DUI arrests occurred during the 2012 holiday campaign time period.
Fortunately, there were no DUI-related deaths reported during this campaign period.
The Avoid the 14 Taskforce will again deploy DUI operations and patrols during Super Bowl Sunday on February 2, 2014. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.