Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department
R. Jason Benites
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint|
|DATE/TIME:||November 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.|
|PREPARED BY:||Senior Officer Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator|
CONTACT PERSON &
Senior Officer Jamie Brown (805) 385-7749
On Friday, November 14, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a multiple location DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at undisclosed locations within the city limits.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing while delaying motorists only momentarily. Specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
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.
The Oxnard Police Department will conduct several operations through the upcoming holiday season and in 2015 targeting drivers who choose to operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
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.
For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown at (805) 385-7749 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: November 13, 2014 / 1100 hours