Three Arrests At Oxnard DUI/DL Checkpoint

Saturday October 27, 2018

     Oxnard police say three drivers were arrested at a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday morning.

   The checkpoint was conducted from 8 PM to 3 AM on Rose Avenue south of Camino Del Sol.

   Police say 671 drivers were screened.

   Three were arrested for DUI-alcohol.

   36 citations were issued, 23 of them for operating a vehicle unlicensed or on a suspended or revoked license.

   Two vehicles were towed.

   Oxnard PD conducts about a dozen checkpoints a year and they are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

   They say a DUI arrest can have a financial impact of about $13,500 which includes fines, fees, DUI classes, plus the impacts of license suspension and time in jail.

   Police say DUI doesn't just mean alcohol but also drugs, not just illegal drugs but also legally prescribed medications and marijuana.

   Another DUI/DL checkpoint is scheduled in Oxnard on Friday, November 9th.