Oxnard PD release stats on Saturday’s DUI checkpoints

order times;”>On Saturday, January 17, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted two DUI/Driver’s license checkpoints in the City of Oxnard. The first checkpoint was conducted in the eastbound lanes of Channel Islands Boulevard west of Saviers Road and the second checkpoint was conducted in the southbound lanes of Harbor Boulevard north of Fifth Street. These locations were chosen to provide increased DUI deterrence and in response to recent alcohol related arrests and/or DUI collisions.

The checkpoints resulted in the following:
• 651 vehicles through
• 340 drivers screened
• Five DUI investigations
• Three DUI alcohol arrests
• Two DUI drugs arrests
• Two criminal arrests (two individuals arrested for outstanding warrants)
• 21 citations issued to unlicensed drivers
• Nine citations issued to drivers with a suspended/revoked license
• 36 total citations issued
• 10 vehicles towed
Two of the five DUI investigations occurred at the checkpoint on Channel Islands Boulevard with one found to be under the influence of alcohol and the other under the sole influence of narcotics. The three other DUI arrests took place at the checkpoint on Harbor Boulevard. One of the DUI alcohol arrests was a 19 year old male.

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 [email protected].

Featured Image: George Miller

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