News release - 3/20/2012

Published 3/20/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT DUI/drivers license checkpoint 
DATE/TIME Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. 
CONTACT Senior Officer Jamie Brown (805) 385-7749

Oxnard PD targets impaired drivers with DUI/drivers license checkpoint
Driver sober or get pulled over


 (Oxnard, CA) The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint on Friday, March 23, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are located in areas that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest level of safety for officers and the public. 

Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Individuals caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 171 wrecks injuring 86 of our friends and neighbors in Oxnard,” said Senior Officer Jamie Brown of Oxnard PD.
This DUI/drivers license checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for proper licensing. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drug-impaired and bring about more awareness, encouraging everyone to use sober, designated drivers. 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911!


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