Three drivers were arrested for DUI while conducting a DUI checkpoint on August 21, 2020. The checkpoint was held at Rose Avenue and Teresa Lane from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Twenty-one drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, three traffic citations issued, three vehicles were towed, and 1000 vehicles screened.
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.
The Oxnard Police Department will hold another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on September 4, 2020. Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.