Press release - Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

Published 1/30/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint
DATE/TIME: January 29th, 2010 1800-2400 hours
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
Andrew Pinkstaff, District Four Officer
(805) 207-6355


The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Division conducted two Sobriety and Driver’s License checkpoints on January 29th, 2010, from 6:00 P.M. to midnight.

The first checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Rose Avenue @ Lindsay Place.

The second checkpoint was conducted in the westbound lanes of Pleasant Valley Road @ C Street.

Officers screened 690 motorists who passed through the checkpoints. Officers conducted five DUI investigations that led to the arrest of one driver for DUI. One of those drivers had a blood alcohol level of over three times the legal limit.

During the checkpoint, an Oxnard Police Department motor officer observed a vehicle commit a vehicle code violation and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle was found to be stolen and a brief pursuit occurred before all occupants fled from the vehicle on foot. The vehicle was also found to have stolen license plates. As of this time, no arrests have been made in this incident.

37 drivers were issued citations for various drivers’ license violations. 27 vehicles were towed and the owners of those vehicles will face a minimum tow fee of $494.00. 27 drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license and two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct DUI enforcement operations this year. These DUI operations are 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.

For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Officer Brian Woolley at (805) 385-7749 or via e-mail at

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