News release - 6/28/2014

Published 6/28/2014 (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: Oxnard Police to Deploy Additional Officers for DUI Enforcement During World Cup Soccer Games
DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 29, 2014
LOCATION: City of Oxnard
PREPARED BY:
Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant (805) 385-7847
brian.woolley@oxnardpd.org  
 
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant (805) 385-7847
brian.woolley@oxnardpd.org  

DETAILS:
On Sunday, June 29th, the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will deploy additional officers who will conduct DUI enforcement during and after the scheduled World Cup soccer games. 
 
The Oxnard Police Department wants fans to enjoy the games but think responsibly to avoid driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
 
Nationally in 2012, alcohol-impaired driving crashes took 10,322 lives. Californians witnessed 802 deaths in DUI crashes on their streets and highways. These crashes were 31 percent more likely to occur on weekends than on weekdays.
 
As a reminder, the fees and fines for a DUI conviction can be $10,000 or more.  It can also lead to a suspended driver’s license and increased vehicle insurance premiums. 
 
This added enforcement will be funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 6/28/14, 1200 hours



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