Press release - Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement Activities

Published 2/2/2011 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement Activities
DATE/TIME: Friday, February 4th, 2011 1800-0300
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 2000-0300
Sunday, February 6th, 2011 1500-2200
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator
(805) 385-7749

DETAILS:

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
Make the right play to save your life and others.


Super Bowl Sunday is one of America’s biggest and most entertaining national sporting events as friends and families gather to socialize and watch the big game. Yet, it is also one of the Nation’s most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving. On Super Bowl Sunday 2009, there were 105 alcohol-related injury collisions in California with 11 fatalities. Last year, there were 79 alcohol-related injury collisions with four fatalities.

The Oxnard Police Department is reminding football fans to drive safely and drive sober this weekend. Several officers will be deployed over the weekend to conduct strict enforcement of impaired driving. The enforcement starts Friday night, February 4th, with a driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint. The checkpoint is scheduled to start at 6:00 P.M. and end at approximately 2:00 A.M. During and after the checkpoint, several more officers will be dedicated to DUI enforcement until 3:00 A.M.

The weekend enforcement will continue on Saturday night as additional officers will be deployed to search for impaired drivers. On Super Bowl Sunday, several officers will be patrolling the streets of Oxnard conducting DUI saturation starting at 3:00 P.M. Over the 2010 Super Bowl weekend, the Oxnard Police Department arrested 16 drivers for DUI. Seven of those drivers were arrested on Sunday following the game. Fortunately, there were no DUI related collisions over that same weekend and we want this year to have the same result.

Enjoy the game but remember, impaired driving crashes can be prevented. Designating a sober driver should be on the top of everyone’s Super Bowl party list. Oxnard PD is dedicated to arresting impaired driving; to help, we ask everyone; ‘Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!’”

These DUI enforcement activities are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Transportation Administration.

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.


California Alcohol Involved Collisions and Victims
On Super Bowl Sunday
DATE Total Collisions Fatal Collisions Injury Collisions PDO* Collision Victims Killed Victims Injured
1/28/2001 201 4 85 112 4 133
2/03/2002 224 5 103 116 5 180
1/26/2003 229 2 93 134 2 132
2/01/2004 256 7 90 159 10 126
2/06/2005 218 3 88 127 3 121
2/05/2006 242 5 106 131 7 154
2/04/2007 221 4 86 131 5 119
2/03/2008 264 9 111 144 12 167
2/01/2009 249 8 105 136 11 163
2/7/2010 194 4 79 111 4 119


• Alcohol Involved Collisions – Any Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision where a driver, pedestrian or bicyclist had been drinking (HBD).
• *Property Damage Only

 



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