Press release - Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

Published 11/23/2009 (all press releases for this day)



INCIDENT: Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint
DATE/TIME: November 21st, 2009
LOCATION: # 1 Channel Islands Blvd. @ M Street
# 2 Oxnard Boulevard @ Citrus Grove Lane


The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Division conducted two Sobriety and Driver’s License checkpoints on November 21, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to midnight.

The first checkpoint was conducted in the westbound lanes of Channel Islands Boulevard from M Street.

The second checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Oxnard Boulevard at Citrus Grove Lane.

Officers screened 1025 motorists who passed through the checkpoints. Officers conducted five DUI investigations that led to the arrest of one driver for DUI. 33 drivers were issued citations for various drivers’ license violations. 33 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: Senior Police Officer Brian Woolley
Oxnard Police Department Traffic Coordinator

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