Press release - Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

Published 11/10/2009 (all press releases for this day)



INCIDENT: Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint
DATE/TIME: October 30, 2009
# 1 Rose Ave @ Emerson Ave.
# 2 Victoria Ave @ Gonzales Rd.


The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Division conducted two Sobriety and Driver’s License checkpoints on October 30, 2009 from 8:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.
The first checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Rose Ave at Emerson Ave.
The second checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Victoria Ave at Gonzales Rd.
Officers screened 931 motorists who passed through the checkpoints. Officers conducted seven DUI investigations that led to the arrest of three drivers for DUI.  37 drivers were issued citations for various drivers’ license violations. 15 vehicles were towed and the owners of the vehicles will face a minimum tow fee of $494.00.
The Oxnard Police Department will continue conducting DUI enforcement and Sobriety and Driver’s License checkpoints in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol related crashes and to make our roadways and community safer. We also remind people that if they see an impaired driver to dial 911. The checkpoints are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Transportation Administration.
By: Officer Charles Woodruff
      Oxnard Police Department

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