On February 13, 2022, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Oxnard officers held a DUI Checkpoint on Oxnard Blvd. south of Wagon Wheel Road. Specially trained officers also conducted a citywide DUI enforcement saturation. The checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols resulted in four DUI alcohol arrests and 36 traffic citations. In addition, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Esplanade Drive and contacted the driver identified as a 27-year-old male of Oxnard. During the traffic stop, officers discovered that the driver was in possession of a loaded .380 handgun. As a result, the driver was arrested for various felony firearm charges related to the possession of a loaded and concealed firearm.
Checkpoint locations and DUI saturation patrols 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.