AVOID the 14 - Ventura County DUI Campaign

Published 12/21/2013 (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: AVOID the 14 - Ventura County DUI Campaign
DATE/TIME: December 21, 2013
LOCATION: Ventura County 
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S):  
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SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
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PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Pena
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: DUI Arrests Up & No DUI Fatalities 

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments in Ventura County.
 
From 12:01 a.m., Friday, December 13, 2013 through midnight, Friday, December 20, 2013, officers representing Ventura County law enforcement agencies have arrested 88 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2012, 59 DUI arrests were made during the same eight (8) day time period.
 
Last year and this year, there were no DUI deaths reported.
            (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
 
Tonight, a DUI Checkpoint will be conducted in the City of Ventura, a Multi-Agency DUI Task Force will be deploying in the City of Thousand Oaks, and extra DUI saturation patrols will be deployed in the cities of Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Port Hueneme, and Moorpark. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus their efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts. 
 
Multiple DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local roving DUI patrols are all part of this region-wide crackdown during the 20-day Winter Holiday Campaign.
 
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, 2014.
 
 

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