News release - 11/20/2012

Published 11/20/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Serious Injury DUI Collision 
DATE/TIME:  November 19, 2012 / 2002 hours 
LOCATION:  Ventura Boulevard west of Del Norte Boulevard, Oxnard CA 
DRIVER:  Adam Niel Side, 39, Camarillo resident 
VEHICLE:  Gray 2005 Lexus ES330 
PREPARED BY:  Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator 
 Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750

On November 19, 2012, at about 8:02 p.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to the area of Ventura Boulevard and Del Norte Boulevardafter receiving a call of a single vehicle collision where the vehicle had overturned. Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that a gray Lexus ES330 had run off the road of Ventura Boulevard, just west of Del Norte Boulevard.   
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Lexus, driven by Adam Niel Side, was traveling eastbound on Ventura Boulevard towards Del Norte Boulevard. For unknown reasons, the Lexus drove off the roadway and onto a dirt shoulder at a high rate of speed. The Lexus struck several areas of uneven dirt while on an incline. The vehicle became launched off the dirt, causing it to land on its roof. Mr. Side was transported by Gold Coast Ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
Driver Side was arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Maria Peña at 805-385-7750. The investigation is ongoing.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  November 20, 2012, 12:15 a.m.     


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