Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

Published 9/19/2011 (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:  Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint  
DATE/TIME:  September 17 2011 – 1800 to 2400 hrs 
LOCATION:  Southbound Oxnard Bl. @ Second street
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S):  
WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY:  
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Ernie Orozco, Traffic Officer – 805-385-7750

DETAILS:
The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, September 18, 2011, from 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. and arrested one (1) driver for DUI as a result of the heightened DUI prevention and enforcement effort.  The checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Oxnard blvd @ Second Street. 
   
Officers screened 1154 motorists who passed through the checkpoint location and conducted two (2) DUI investigations with drivers who had been drinking alcohol. One (1) driver was stopped after making an illegal turn, in order to avoid the checkpoint, he was found to be under the influence of alcohol.  The driver had a blood alcohol level of over a .20. This driver was arrested and booked into county jail and his vehicle was towed.
 
Citations were issued to 39 drivers for various drivers’ license violations at the checkpoint.  Seventeen drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license. Five vehicles were towed from the checkpoint. 
 
The Oxnard Police Department will conduct several more 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 Sergeant Randy Latimer at (805) 385-7847 or via e-mail at randylatimer@oxnardpd.org.
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  09/18/2011 -0030 hrs

 



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