Two Drivers Arrested at the Oxnard DUI Checkpoint

Oxnard, Calif. – 782 drivers were screened while driving through a DUI checkpoint on April 17, 2021. The checkpoint was held at Victoria Avenue and Wooley Road from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

Ten drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and two drivers were arrested for DUI.

Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

As businesses continue to reopen, including bars and restaurants, impaired driving remains a top traffic safety concern.  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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Ray Blattel
Ray Blattel
22 days ago

If this is a DUI checkpoint, why are they also checking for valid driver’s licenses? Shouldn’t OPD only be checking for driver impairment? Isn’t this the intent? A DL check is good to do, but why not do a complete job and also check for proper liability insurance? Maybe OPD is aware, proper liability insurance is also a law in the state of California. If you check for DL, you may as well check for the appropriate automobile insurance. It takes just as long to pull your DL as it does to pull your proof of insurance. Either do it the right way, or don’t do it at all. I’ve gone round and round with the OPD Police Chief but the argument fell on deaf ears. OPD only polices select laws. And no, the grants who pay for this overtime do not specific what documentation must be presented at a checkpoint.

rob
rob
24 days ago

less than 1/2% out of the total, doing something, thank God for zero tolerance