Two Drivers Arrested at the Oxnard DUI Checkpoint

Oxnard, Ca. – 1,112 drivers were screened while driving through a DUI checkpoint on May 8, 2021. The checkpoint was held at Oxnard Blvd. north of Second Street from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 

Fifteen drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license. 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

I wonder how many of those1,112 screened drivers had the State’s mandatory level of automobile insurance? Who knows? The police officer’s do not check. However, they do check for DLs. Since this is a DUI checkpoint, why are they asking for DLs? And since the OPD go this far, why not check for proper liability insurance also? And two DUI arrests out of 1,112 screened is about 2/10 of a percent success rating. It has been proven that roving patrols are more efficient in catching driver’s who are impaired by drug or alcohol use. But then, this DUI checkpoint is a good mechanism to get 5 1/2 hours of OT.

Citizen Reporter

Also a blatant 4th Amendment violation which the courts have colluded on. The cops who man these events in Oxnard do a great job (I have personally witnessed and reported), but it is really illegal.