On Saturday, June 11, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint in the City of Oxnard. The checkpoint was conducted in the westbound lanes of Channel Islands Blvd. west of M Street. This location was chosen to provide increased DUI deterrence and in response to recent alcohol-related arrests and/or DUI collisions.
The checkpoint resulted in the following:
- 524 vehicles through
- 518 drivers screened
- Five DUI investigations
- Two DUI alcohol arrests
- One DUI drug arrest
- Eight citations issued to unlicensed drivers
- 15 total citations issued
- Three vehicles towed
One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. Another motorist was found to be nearly three times over the legal limit of alcohol.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.