Press release - Independence Day Weekend DUI Operations
Published 6/30/2010 (all press releases for this day)
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Oxnard Police Department will be conducting several DUI operations over this July 4th weekend. Starting on Friday night, July 2nd, officers from the Oxnard Police Traffic Unit will be deployed for a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Oxnard. The checkpoint will begin at 6:00 P.M. and end at 2:00 A.M.
On Saturday, July 3rd, officers from the Oxnard Police Department will be participating in an “Avoid the 14 Ventura County” DUI checkpoint hosted by the California Highway Patrol. This checkpoint will begin at 6:00 P.M. and end at 2:00 P.M. Officers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Ventura Police Department will also be working at this checkpoint scheduled to be held in the city limits of Oxnard.
In addition to these checkpoints, several officers throughout Ventura County will be deployed this weekend in the cities of Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Fillmore, Moorpark, Camarillo, and Port Hueneme searching for impaired drivers. These officers are also part of the “Avoid the 14 Ventura County” DUI campaign.
The goal of these DUI operations is to arrest impaired drivers and warn people of the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired. Over the Limit, Under Arrest is all around the state and Ventura County! According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related collision every 45 minutes and 32 times a day.
In 2009, during the July 4th holiday period (July 3rd to midnight July 6th), 30 people lost their lives in California due to alcohol-related collisions. There were an additional 363 people injured on California roadways as a result of an impaired driver.
Last year in Oxnard, during the July 4th holiday, the Oxnard Police Department investigated over 30 traffic collisions. 12 of those collisions involved injuries to motorists and three of those injury collisions were caused by a DUI driver. So far this year, the Oxnard Police Department has arrested over 475 DUI drivers and remains committed to its ‘Zero Tolerance, DUI Campaign.’
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct these checkpoints and DUI enforcement operations which are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Transportation Administration.
We also remind everyone that if you see a Drunk Driver, Call 911. This is an easily preventable crime - drive sober, and drive safely!
For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Officer Brian Woolley at (805) 385-7749 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 6/29/10, 1700 hours
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