Oxnard | DUI Checkpoint nets eight DUI arrests

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit arrested eight impaired drivers while conducting a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint on February 15, 2020.  The checkpoint was conducted on Oxnard Boulevard north of Second Street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., resulting in the following:

  • 736 vehicles screened
  • Eight DUI-alcohol suspects arrested 
  • 7 drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 12 citations issued
  • Three vehicles towed

DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

The Oxnard Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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