News release - 11/16/2011

Published 11/16/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



(Oxnard, CA) The Oxnard Police Department will conduct a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, November 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The checkpoint will be held within the city of Oxnard and is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety and reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes to make our roadways and community safer. We will continue to conduct DUI checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, and DUI warrant operations this year.     
 How to Report a Drunk Driver

  • Call 911 and tell the dispatcher you wish to report a suspected drunk driver.  **You do not have to give your name.**

  • Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate number.
  • Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road, cross streets and the direction they’re traveling.
  • Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
  • Do not try to stop the car or detain the driver; leave that to a law enforcement officer.

  • As a reminder, the fines, fees and attorney costs associated with a first time DUI conviction in Ventura County can exceed $10,000.  Driver’s license suspension and an increase in vehicle insurance premiums are also potential consequences.      
    For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Officer Ernie Orozco at
    (805) 385-7750 or via e-mail at .

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