Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department
R. Jason Benites
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint|
|DATE/TIME:||August 15, 2014 / 8:00 P.M. TO 2:00 A.M.|
|PREPARED BY:||Senior Officer Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator|
CONTACT PERSON &
Senior Officer Jamie Brown (805) 385-7749
DETAILS: On Friday August 15, 2014 The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
During the DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
So far this year, the Oxnard Police Department has arrested 287 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The department has also investigated 56 traffic collisions involving impaired drivers. These collisions caused injuries to 34 people and the deaths of two others.
Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Oxnard Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.