Press release - Weekend Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

Published 8/23/2010 (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: Weekend Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 20th, 2010 1800-0100
Saturday, August 21st, 2010 1800-0100
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator
(805) 385-7749

DETAILS:

The Oxnard Police Department conducted multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday and Saturday night. Both of them were held from 6:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. During Saturday night’s checkpoint, Oxnard police officers were joined by officers from the Ventura Police Department, Santa Paula Police Department, and deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department as part of the multi-agency DUI campaign called Avoid the 14 Ventura County.

The weekend checkpoints were held in the following locations:

1. W/B Pleasant Valley Road @ Rose Avenue
2. S/B Rose Avenue @ Gonzales Road
3. N/B Oxnard Boulevard @ Second Street
4. S/B Harbor Boulevard @ Fifth Street

Officers screened 2,239 motorists who passed through the checkpoints. Officers conducted two DUI investigations with drivers who had been drinking alcohol but no arrests were made as the drivers were found to have blood alcohol levels that were under the legal limit of .08. One driver was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Over 100 drivers were issued citations for various driver’s license violations. 75 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. Thirteen vehicles were towed from the checkpoints.

Officers from the Oxnard Police Department arrested six DUI drivers on Friday night in other areas of the city. Three of those drivers had blood alcohol levels that were over twice the legal limit of .08.

The Oxnard Police Department will be conducting another multi-location sobriety and driver’s license next Saturday night, August 28th.

All of these DUI enforcement operations are funded by grants 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.



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