News release - 5/4/2013

Published 5/4/2013 (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: DUI Checkpoint Results
DATE/TIME: Friday, May 3rd, 2013  6:00 P.M. to Midnight
LOCATION: Oxnard Blvd south of Glenwood Drive
PREPARED BY:
Derek Miller, Traffic Officer 
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Derek Miller, Traffic Officer (derek.miller@oxnardpd.org)
(805) 385-7600

DETAILS:
On May 3rd, 2013, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and midnight, officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint.
 
The checkpoint was conducted in honor of Taylor Marie Moss, a 19 year old Ventura County resident who lost her life to an intoxicated driver in 2009. Taylor’s family participated in the pre-checkpoint briefing. Her father, Dean Moss, told Taylor’s story and shared about the moment they received the devastating call about the collision that took his daughter’s life. In reference to the DUI Checkpoint operations, Moss stated, “Because of what you all do, a father will wake up tomorrow morning and still have his daughter alive.”
 
The checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Oxnard Blvd south of Glenwood Drive. The Moss family was present to observe and participate in the checkpoint operations. Posters featuring Taylor’s portrait and photographs of the vehicle in which she was killed were viewed by motorists as they drove through the checkpoint.
 
Officers screened 1042 motorists who passed through the checkpoint and conducted three DUI investigations on drivers who had been drinking alcohol. None of those drivers were found to be over the legal limit.  Each vehicle that passed through the checkpoint received a pamphlet containing Taylor’s portrait, her story, and a description of the punishment of the intoxicated driver who killed her.
 
Citations were issued to nine drivers for various Vehicle Code violations. Seven drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license, two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license, and four vehicles were towed from the checkpoint. 
 
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct DUI enforcement operations in honor of victims of DUI related collisions. We remind people that all DUI related collisions are preventable and we urge people to make a responsible choice before operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 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 to dial 911 if they see an impaired driver.  These DUI enforcement operations are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and through the National Highway Traffic Safety 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 jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org



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