SUBJECT: Winter DUI Enforcement Mobilization
CONTACT: Jose Diaz, Senior Officer (805) 385-7749 | [email protected]
This holiday season, the Oxnard Police Department reminds the public to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by not driving under the influence.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to keeping our community safe and encourages everyone to stay in for the night or use a designated sober driver if you have alcohol, marijuana, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs that may impair.
From Dec. 15 through New Year’s Day, the Oxnard Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, the Oxnard Police Department will hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, December 17, 2021, at an undisclosed location within the city. The DUI checkpoint will be from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
DUI checkpoints and patrols are done in locations with a history of DUI-related collisions and arrests. During the checkpoint, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. The extra enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, with the goal of stopping suspected impaired drivers who put others on the road at risk.
Impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Do your research and understand how certain drugs may affect your driving ability.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.