News release - 12/27/2012
Published 12/27/2012 (all press releases for this day)
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Task Force Targets
Impaired Drivers with Multiple DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints in Oxnard
Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over
Oxnard, CA – The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments overnight in Ventura County
From 12:01 AM Friday December 14, 2012, through Midnight Thursday, December 27, 2012, officers representing Ventura County law enforcement agencies have arrested 106 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Heading into the 4 Day New Years holiday weekend, the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit and the Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Task Force will be conducting DUI/Drivers License checkpoints on Friday, December 28th, at undisclosed locations within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoints looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers 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 not claimed any lives, but have resulted in 199 wrecks injuring 115 of our friends and neighbors in Oxnard,” said Senior Officer Brown.
These DUI/Drivers License checkpoints are 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 drugged 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 these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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