News release - 12/26/2013

Published 12/26/2013 (all press releases for this day)

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
DATE/TIME: 12-27-13 / 2000-0300 Hours
LOCATION: N/A
VICTIM(S): N/A
SUSPECT(S): N/A
WITNESS(ES): N/A
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Senior Officer Jamie Brown, (805) 385-7749
jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, December 27, 2013, at an undisclosed location within the City limits between the hours of 8 PM and 3 AM.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and / or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

From December 13th to today, there have been 163 drivers arrested in Ventura County for driving while impaired during the Avoid the 14 Ventura County winter holiday campaign.

According to the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI Enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.

Funding for this checkpoint is porovided to the Oxnard Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the NHTSA, reminding everyone to "Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911.

Date / Time Prepared: 12-26-13 / 1720 hours



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