Oxnard, CA

Oxnard police will hold DUI checkpoint and patrols on April 15

JM McBride

The Oxnard Police Department and California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI checkpoint and patrols on April 15, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., the police announced in an April 13, 2023 news release.

Oxnard police wrote in the news release that the two agencies “will have additional officers on patrol” on April 15, 2023, “specifically looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”

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The two agencies will also hold a DUI/driver’s license “checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city,” the release says. “DUI checkpoints and patrols are done in locations with a history of DUI-related collisions and arrests. During the checkpoint, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing," it notes.

The news release also warned motorists that driving under the influence of some prescription drugs and marijuana can be illegal.

According to the press release, in 2018, 1,069 people “were killed on California roads in crashes involving drivers who had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit (.08 or above).” Prescription or over-the counter medication with an operating heavy machinery warning “on the label can also impair,” the news release explains.

The two agencies also noted that, “while medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.”

Police noted that “a DUI arrest is not cheap.” Drivers charged with DUI face “an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license."

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