DATE: September 4, 2021
SUBJECT: DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
CONTACT: Ricardo Vazquez, Sergeant
(805) 385-7847 | [email protected]
Oxnard, Ca. – 1115 drivers were screened while driving through a DUI checkpoint on September 3, 2021. The checkpoint was held at Rose Avenue north of Wooley Road from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Twenty-six 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.
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.