Press release - Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoints

Published 8/19/2010 (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 Checkpoints
DATE/TIME: August 20th, 2010 1800-0200
August 21st, 2010 1800-0200
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator
(805) 385-7749

DETAILS:

The Oxnard Police Department will continue its summer crackdown on impaired driving as the Traffic Unit conducts a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 20th, 2010, from 6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.

So far this year, the Oxnard Police Department has arrested over 618 drivers for DUI. During the last weekend in July, we arrested 25 DUI drivers over three days.

The following night, August 21st, an additional sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Oxnard. During this checkpoint, Oxnard Police officers will be joined by officers from the Santa Paula Police Department, Port Hueneme Police Department, Ventura Police Department, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. This checkpoint is part of the Avoid the 14 Ventura County DUI enforcement campaign. Officers from all of the law enforcement agencies in Ventura County participate in the Avoid the 14 campaign to conduct strict enforcement of DUI driving. The next Avoid the 14 DUI checkpoint is scheduled for September 3rd in the City of Camarillo.

According to the latest national data, 32 percent of fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involve a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or above, averaging one fatality every 45 minutes.

The national Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest crackdown is led by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through publicity.

The Oxnard Police Department will be conducting more DUI enforcement operations over the next several weeks as part of a summer mobilization that starts August 20th and ends September 6th. An additional DUI checkpoint is scheduled for August 28th in the City of Oxnard. The Oxnard Police Department remains committed to its no-tolerance approach to DUI drivers. All of these DUI operations are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety 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.



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