News release - 8/18/2013

Published 8/18/2013 (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: SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID DUI CAMPAIGN – SUNDAY UPDATE 2
LOCATION: Ventura County
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Maria Peña, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7750, maria.pena@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Sergeant Brian Woolley, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7847, brian.woolley@oxnardpd.org
Senior Officer Maria Peña, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7750, maria.pena@oxnardpd.org

 

DETAILS: 
For Immediate Release                                                                                   August 18, 2013
 
Sergeant Brian Woolley, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7847, brian.woolley@oxnardpd.org
Senior Officer Maria Peña, Oxnard Police, 805-385-7750, maria.pena@oxnardpd.org
  
SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID DUI CAMPAIGN – SUNDAY UPDATE 2

DUI Arrests are unknown if they are Up or Down & DUI Fatalities Remain the same – No Fatalities

The Summer/Labor Day National 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 August 16, 2013 through Midnight Saturday August 18, 2013 officers representing 14 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 24 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2012 it is unknown how many DUI arrests occurred during the same 48 hour time period, the data will be provided on a future press release.  
 
Last year there were no DUI deaths reported.
            (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
 
On August 17th, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 3:00 A.M., Avoid the 14 conducted a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Simi Valley. The checkpoint was conducted in the 2700 block of Tapo Canyon Road. Officers from Simi Valley PD, Moorpark PD, Port Hueneme PD, Ventura PD, Cal. State University of Channel Islands, and Oxnard PD screened 420 motorists who passed through the checkpoint. NO DUI investigations were conducted on any of the driver. Citations were issued to 9 drivers for various Vehicle Code violations. Five drivers were issued citations for driving without a valid driver’s license, no drivers was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license, two juveniles were issued citations for having an open (alcoholic) containers in a vehicle, and no vehicles were towed from the checkpoint. 
 
For Sunday night, August18th there are no special operations planned.  All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. 
 
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 Labor Day midnight Monday, September 2, 2013.  Avoid programs, named for the number of police agencies in each county, Multiple/DUI Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during 18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.
 
MEDIA NOTE:  The checkpoint locations and saturation patrols will be made available for media opportunities or ride-a-longs each night.

 



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