Ventura County DUI Press Releases

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Oxnard - July 4, 2012

In anticipation of the July 4, 2012 holiday,Oxnard police officers will enforce the ban on fireworks in Oxnard. 

In addition, there will be a team of officers conducting a saturation patrol around the city of Oxnard on July 4.

Motorists are reminded to use designated drivers or taxis instead of driving after consuming alcohol.



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Ventura - June 9, 2012

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Saturday, June 9

Ventura: 8pm-3am - undisclosed location
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Ventura County - May 25-27, 2012

VENTURA SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT, DUI SATURATION PATROLS IN SEVERAL CITIES SET FOR AVOID THE 14 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CRACKDOWN

 Police officers from across the county will staff a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 26, in Ventura to mark Avoid the 14's Memorial Day weekend crackdown.

The officers, from police departments including Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura, will begin the enforcement event at 7 p.m. and end it at 3 a.m. Sunday.

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Oxnard - May 4, 2012

(Oxnard, CA)  Sheriff's deputies, CHP officers and police officers in Ventura County will be on the lookout for drivers high on alcohol or drugs over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. 
In Oxnard, officers will conduct DUI saturation patrols beginning on Friday, May 4, 2012. On Saturday, officers from Oxnard PD, Ventura PD, the California Highway Patrol, and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department will team up to conduct a joint-agency, AVOID the 14, DUI saturation patrol in the city of Oxnard.
INCIDENT Cindo de Mayo DUI enforcement 
DATE/TIME Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5, 2012 
LOCATION Oxnard and surrounding cities 
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Oxnard - March 23, 2012

he Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint on Friday, March 23, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are located in areas that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest level of safety for officers and the public. 

 
Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Individuals caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
 
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. "Over the course of the past year, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 171 wrecks injuring 86 of our friends and neighbors in Oxnard," said Senior Officer Jamie Brown of Oxnard PD.

Provided by the Oxnard Police Department

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Ventura - February 11, 2012

Ventura, CA - The Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday February 11, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 4 lives and resulted in 58 injury crashes harming 82 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt. Ryan Weeks of the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).  "But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies.  If you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Ventura Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Provided by theCity of Ventura

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Ventura - January 28, 2012

The Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well- publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and resulted in 55 injury crashes harming 82 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt. Ryan Weeks of the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

Provided by the Ventura Police Department. 

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Ventura - November 26, 2011

Incident:    DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned over Thanksgiving Weekend

Contact:   Sgt. Ryan Weeks (805) 339-4409

Location:   City of Ventura                                        

Date of Release:  November 22, 2011

Date of Checkpoint:  November 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:    Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

Narrative:

Ventura, CA - The Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday November 26, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and resulted in 55 injury crashes harming 82 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt. Ryan Weeks of the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.  Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).  "But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies.  If you see a Drunk Driver - Call 9-1-1."

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Ventura Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Provided by the Ventura Police Department. 

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Ventura - September 30, 2011                                                                                              

Date/Time Occurred:  Friday September 30, 2011, 8:00p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:    Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday September 30, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura.  Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols.  Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts.  The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm - 3:00 am.  Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you're over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community's help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the City of Ventura

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Ventura - September 17, 2011

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday September 17, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura. 

Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols.  Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts.  The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm - 3:00 am.  Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you're over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community's help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Provided by the Ventura Police Department. 


Ventura - September 9, 2011

Incident:    Sobriety / License Status Checkpoint 

Contact:   Sgt. Ryan Weeks (805) 339-4409

Location:   City of Ventura                                        

Date/Time Occurred:  Friday September 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:    Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

Narrative:

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday September 9, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura.  Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols.  Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts.  The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm - 3:00 am.  Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you're over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community's help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Ventura Police Department. 

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Ventura - August 26, 2011

Incident:    Sobriety / License Status Checkpoint 

Location:   City of Ventura                                         

Date/Time Occurred:  Friday August 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:    Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

Narrative:

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday August 26, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura.  Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols.  Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts.  The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm - 3:00 am.  Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you're over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community's help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the Ventura Police Department.

Oxnard - August 19, 2011

The Oxnard Police Department will be conducting a multi-location sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2011, from 6:00 P.M. to 02:00 A.M.  The checkpoint will be held within the City of Oxnard and is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety and reducing the number of alcohol related crashes to make our roadways and community safer.  We will continue to conduct DUI checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, and DUI warrant operations this year.    
 
How to Report a Drunk Driver
 

  1. Call 911 and tell them you wish to report a suspected drunk driver.  **You do not have to give your name.
  2. Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate number.
  3. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road, cross streets and the direction they're traveling.
  4. Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
  5. Do not try to stop the car or detain the driver.  Leave that to a law enforcement officer.

 
As a reminder, the fines, fees and attorney costs associated with a first time DUI conviction in Ventura County can reach over $10,000.  Driver's license suspension and an increase in vehicle insurance premiums are also potential consequences.      

Provided by the Oxnard Police Department.

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Ventura, CA - 07/27/2011

Incident:    Sobriety / License Status Checkpoint

Location:   City of Ventura                                                

Date/Time Occurred:  Saturday July 30, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:   Ventura Police Department Traffic Division

Narrative:

The Ventura Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday July 30, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city of Ventura.  Ventura Police Department personnel who are trained in the detection of alcohol/drug-impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint on overtime so as not to impact routine patrols.  Drivers Licenses will also be checked during the checkpoint.

Our goal is to combat alcohol and drug related crashes by utilizing checkpoints and by publicizing our efforts.  The checkpoint will be operated from 8:00 pm - 3:00 am.  Ventura PD is employing a zero tolerance policy: if you drive drunk, you will be stopped; if you're over the limit, you will be arrested.

Additionally, Ventura Police are also asking for the community's help, if you see an impaired driver on the road: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Provided by the City of Ventura