Press release - Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

Published 7/3/2010 (all press releases for this day)


John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
DATE/TIME:  July 2nd, 2010  1800-0200
LOCATION:  City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S):  
WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY:  
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator

(805) 385-7749

DETAILS: 

As the 2010 July 4th holiday weekend has begun, the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit has started its DUI enforcement efforts by conducting a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on July 2nd from 6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.  

 

The first checkpoint was held in the eastbound lanes of Channel Islands Boulevard at Peninsula Road. 

 

The second checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Victoria Avenue at Gonzales Road. 

 

Officers screened 1,323 motorists who passed through the checkpoints.  Officers conducted eight DUI investigations with drivers who had been drinking alcohol and three drivers were arrested for DUI.  One additional driver was arrested for a narcotics violation and providing false identifying information to the arresting officer.   

 

13 drivers were issued citations for various driver’s license violations.  10 drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license and three drivers were cited for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.  Three vehicles were towed from the checkpoints.

 

The Oxnard Police Department will be deploying several officers tonight for DUI saturation patrol in the city of Oxnard.  This operation will start at 6:00 P.M. and end at approximately 2:00 A.M. 

 

As a reminder, the Avoid the 14 Ventura County DUI campaign is also out in full force this weekend with several officers from various agencies patrolling cities throughout Ventura County.  Officers from the Oxnard Police Department, Ventura Police Department, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will join forces with officers from the California Highway Patrol tonight for another DUI checkpoint scheduled to start at 6:00 P.M. 

 

The Oxnard Police Department and the agencies participating in the Avoid the 14 campaign will conduct several additional DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols during the upcoming summer months.  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.  These DUI enforcement operations are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA).

 

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

 

DATE / TIME PREPARED: 

July 3, 2010 0230 hours

 



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