News release - 8/16/2014

Published 8/16/2014 (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: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 15, 2014  8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Vineyard Avenue South of Forest Park Boulevard
PREPARED BY: Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator (805) 385-7749
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Jamie Brown, Traffic Coordinator (805) 385-7749
jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
On Friday, August 15, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 1:00 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Oxnard in the southbound lanes of Vineyard Avenue south of Forest Park Blvd. This location was chosen to provide increased DUI deterrence and in response to recent alcohol related arrests and/or DUI collisions. 
 
The two arrests made during the checkpoint include a DUI driver who had a blood alcohol content that was three times the legal limit and one driver who had an outstanding felony want.
 
The results of tonight’s checkpoint are as follows:
·         503 Vehicles through
·         503 Drivers screened
·         2     DUI investigations
·         1     DUI alcohol arrest
·         No  DUI drug arrests
·         1     Criminal arrests
·         8     Citations issued to unlicensed drivers
·         1     Citation issued to drivers with a suspended/revoked license
·         25   Total citations issued
·         2     Vehicles towed
 
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct DUI enforcement operations this year.  These operations are an effort to reduce the number of alcohol related crashes and to make our roadways and community safer.  We also remind people that if they see an impaired driver to dial 911.  These DUI enforcement operations are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
For any questions related to DUI and traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown at (805) 385-7749 or via e-mail at jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org.  
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  8/16/14, 0130 hours



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