Press release - Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement Results

Published 2/7/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement Results
DATE/TIME: February 4 to February 6, 2011
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
Brian Woolley, Traffic Coordinator
(805) 385-7749


Over the 2011 Super Bowl Weekend, the Oxnard Police Department conducted additional DUI enforcement. The weekend started with a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, February 4, 2011, from 6:00 P.M. to midnight.

The first checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Oxnard Boulevard at Third Street. The second checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Harbor Boulevard at Fifth Street.

Officers screened 984 motorists who passed through the checkpoints. Fortunately, no DUI arrests were made. One driver was arrested for failing to have a court ordered ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. This driver had three prior DUI arrests and was also driving with a suspended driver’s license.

At the checkpoint, citations were issued to 29 drivers for various drivers’ license violations. Twenty-four drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license and three drivers were cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Six vehicles were towed from the checkpoint.

During and following the checkpoint, additional officers patrolled the City of Oxnard searching for impaired drivers until 3:00 A.M. This enforcement resulted in the arrest of four drivers for DUI.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Oxnard Police Traffic Unit conducted another DUI saturation patrol. After several traffic stops were made, one driver was arrested for DUI. This driver was located by officers after he fled the scene of an injury collision. The driver was unlicensed and his blood alcohol level was found to be .18, over double the legal limit of .08. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony drunk driving. The injured driver in the other vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Over the weekend, a total of 14 drivers were arrested in Oxnard for DUI.

The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct DUI enforcement operations this year. 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 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

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