News release - 12/30/2012

Published 12/30/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief




Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Task Force Arrest Five in DUI Task Force Operation Overnight in Ventura

DATE/TIME: December 29, 2012 /9 pm to 3 am
LOCATION: City of Ventura
PREPARED BY: Randy Latimer, AVOID the 14 Coordinator
Randy Latimer, Traffic Sergeant, Oxnard Police Department   805-385-7847


Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Task Force Arrest Five in DUI Task Force Operation Overnight in Ventura

Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over
Ventura, 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 in Ventura County.
On December 29, 2012, from 9 pm to 3 am, officers from the Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Task Force conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol in the city of Ventura. Officers from Camarillo, Moorpark, Port Hueneme, Ojai, Oxnard, and CSUCI police departments, along with deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office participated in this operation.
As a result, task force members arrested five motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs with blood alcohol levels ranging between .17 and .13. One of the drivers was under 21 years old. Officers also conducted field sobriety tests on 32 drivers who were suspected of driving while impaired. In addition to the specific DUI investigations, officers made 89 traffic stops, issued 36 citations (five to drivers who were unlicensed), and towed one vehicle.
These types of operations will continue through New Year’s Eve.
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!  Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI arrest data collection will continue through New Year’s Weekend, midnight Sunday, January 1, 2013.

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