News release - 3/24/2012

Published 3/26/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Sobriety and drivers license checkpoint 
DATE/TIME Friday, March 23, 2012 
6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.  
PREPARED BY Senior Officer Jamie Brown 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a multi-location sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.    
The first checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Ventura Road at Devonshire Drive. The second checkpoint was held in the southbound lanes of Rose Ave at Cesar Chavez Drive.
Officers screened 1,247 motorists who passed through the checkpoint locations and conducted five DUI investigations with drivers who had been drinking alcohol. Officers arrested four drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and one driver for an outstanding warrant.
Citations were issued to 11 drivers for various drivers’ license violations. Eleven drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license and one driver was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Thirteen drivers were cited for other violations. Six vehicles were towed from the checkpoint.
Oxnard PD will continue to conduct DUI enforcement operations in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol related collisions on our roadways. 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 Jamie Brown at (805) 385-7749 or via e-mail at
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  3/24/12 at 3 a.m.



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