News release - 11/26/2012

Published 11/26/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: OXNARD POLICE TO COMBAT ROADWAY DEATHS AND INJURIES WITH DUI CHECKPOINTS
DATE/TIME: November 18, 2012
PREPARED BY: Randy Latimer, Traffic Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Randy Latimer, 805-385-7847
   

DETAILS:
The Oxnard Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways.  Additional enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $95,000 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to Oxnard. The Oxnard Police Department is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both enforcement and education. 

“DUI affects everyone and it is our responsibility to make our roadways safe for our citizens,” said Andrew Salinas, Oxnard Police Department Commander. 

The special DUI Checkpoint grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community.  The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving through the use of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.  When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. 

Drunk and drugged driving are among America’s deadliest crimes. In 2010, 791 people were killed and over 24,000 injured in alcohol and drug-impaired crashes in California.  Last year,  Oxnard did not experience any DUI-related traffic deaths, however, 93 persons were injured in these tragic crashes. Crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.  Checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

“DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that we witnessed from 2006 to 2010 in California,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety.  “But since the tragedy of DUI accounts for nearly one third of traffic fatalities, Oxnard needs the high visibility enforcement and public awareness that this grant will provide.”

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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