Enhanced Traffic Enforcement results in 45 citations, 3 arrests, and 3 vehicles towed

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement operation in response to recent complaints and traffic collisions related to illegal street racing, reckless driving, and unsafe vehicles operating on our roadways.  The police department has received complaints from community members of large numbers of vehicles gathering and disturbing at different locations around the city.  The Traffic Unit has also investigated four serious injury and fatal traffic collisions involving street racing, speeding, and unsafe driving this year.  

During the four-hour traffic enforcement operation, officers issued 45 citations and three vehicles were towed.  One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and two drivers were arrested after they were observed being involved in an illegal street race.  

Over the past several years, there has been an increased presence of these types of unsanctioned events in Oxnard and throughout the county. Street racing, drag racing, drifting, and other forms of unpermitted driving create a very dangerous environment for everyone on our roadways. We encourage these groups to find legal, permitted, and official locations to show their vehicles. However, unsafe vehicles and driving practices will not be tolerated, and those doing these acts will be subject to citations, vehicles being towed, and possibly arrested.

It is the mission of the Oxnard Police Department to promote traffic safety and to reduce the number of collisions in our community.  The police department will continue these types of enforcement operations in an effort to make our roadways safer.  

If anyone has questions regarding this enforcement operation, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown @ [email protected].

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