News release - 9/29/2012

Published 9/30/2012 (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

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint
DATE/TIME: September 29th, 2012  1900-0100
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S):  
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SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
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PREPARED BY:  
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator, (805) 385-7749

DETAILS:

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Division conducted a Sobriety and Driver’s License checkpoint on September 29th, 2012, from 7:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  
 
The checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Rose Ave@ First St.
 
Officers screened 1160 motorists who passed through the checkpoint. Officers conducted three DUI investigations that lead to the arrest of two drivers for DUI. 
 
18 drivers were issued citations for various drivers’ license violations.  6 vehicles were towed and the owners of those vehicles will face a minimum tow fee of 241.00.  15 drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license and 3 drivers were cited for driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
 
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. The checkpoints are funded by a grant 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 jamiebrown@oxnardpd.org.
 
Additional information- At 9:30 p.m. a vehicle was found blocking traffic on Rose Ave in the lane of the checkpoint. Officers made contact with the driver, Epifanio Tello, 27 years old from Oxnard, and began to evaluate him for driving under the influence of alcohol. Tello fled from officers during the evaluation, running through Del Sol Park. Officers were able to locate Tello in the park. Tello was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing from officers.



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