News release - 7/5/2014

Published 7/5/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Independence Day Weekend Avoid the 14 Ventura County DUI Enforcement Update
DATE/TIME: July 5, 2014  
LOCATION: County of Ventura
PREPARED BY: Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant, (805) 385-7847
Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator, (805) 385-7749

The Independence Day Weekend Anti-DUI crackdown is reporting DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments in Ventura County.  From 12:01 AM Thursday July 3rd, through Midnight Friday July 4th, officers representing 14 Ventura County law enforcement agencies have arrested 16 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)          
DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight Sunday July 6th.  Law Enforcement officials are continuing DUI efforts throughout the county.  For Saturday July 5th, extra DUI saturation patrols will be deployed in the cities of Oxnard, Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks. 
A multi-agency DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint was deployed in the City of Oxnard on July 3rd between 6:00 p.m. and midnight.  It was held in the southbound lanes of Rose Avenue just south of Gonzales Road.  During the six hour operation, 1,354 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 1,081 of those drivers were screened for impairment and for valid driver’s licenses.  Sobriety exercises were administered to four drivers of which two were arrested, one for alcohol intoxication and the other for drug impairment.  Two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license and 15 were cited for being unlicensed.  An additional 17 citations were issued to drivers for other various violations.  Six vehicles were towed from the checkpoint. 
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.
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  July 5, 2014 / 1430 hours

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