Press release - New Year’s Eve DUI Enforcement

Published 12/29/2010 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  

New Year’s Eve DUI Enforcement

DATE/TIME:  

Friday, December 31, 2010  1800-0400

LOCATION:  

City of Oxnard

VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S):  
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SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
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PREPARED BY:  
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 

Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator

(805) 385-7749

DETAILS: 

As the City of Oxnard welcomes in the New Year, the Oxnard Police Department wants to remind drivers to drive sober and safely on New Year’s Eve.  During the month of December, the Oxnard Police Traffic Unit has participated in several DUI enforcement operations in the City of Oxnard and throughout Ventura County.  The Oxnard Police Department has arrested 69 DUI drivers from these operations and the efforts of our patrol officers.        

 

The Oxnard Police Traffic Unit will be conducting a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on New Year’s Eve from 6:00 P.M. to midnight.  The checkpoint will be held throughout the City of Oxnard and is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

After midnight, several officers who were working at the checkpoint will begin patrolling the City of Oxnard until 4:00 A.M. searching for impaired drivers.  Over the 2009 New Year’s Eve weekend, the Oxnard Police Department investigated seven alcohol-related collisions and arrested 25 drivers for DUI.  Officers arrested 13 of those drivers on New Year’s Eve and the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.        

      

The Oxnard Police Department has arrested over 950 drivers for DUI so far this year and has also investigated over 195 DUI related collisions from the beginning of 2010.

 

The Oxnard Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety and reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes in the City of Oxnard.

     

We also remind people to call 911 if they see a suspected drunk driver. 

 

How to Report a Drunk Driver

  1. Call 911 and tell them you wish to report a suspected drunk driver.  You do not have to give your name.
  2. Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate number.
  3. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road, cross streets and the direction they’re traveling.
  4. Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
  5. Do not try to stop the car or detain the driver.  Leave that to a law enforcement officer.

 

Please buckle up, drive sober, and drive safely this holiday season.   

 

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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