According to a news release issued by the Oxnard Police Department, a DUI / Driver's License checkpoint will be held in the City of Oxnard this Friday, July 26.
The checkpoint will be conducted by the Oxnard Police Department's Traffic Unit and will be taking place between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location somewhere within the city limits.
Drivers who pass through the checkpoint will be screened by officers for signs of alcohol use and / or drug impairment. Officers will also be performing driver's license checks to ensure that motorists on the road have valid driver's licenses. When officers have reason to believe that a driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will have special units to perform sobriety tests and to conduct appropriate evaluations. Motorists arrested for driving under the influence may face considerable criminal and driver's license penalties that include hefty fines and numerous expenses, probation, driver's license suspension, and possible terms of imprisonment, among others. Drivers with a previous DUI conviction on their record within 10 years may also face more severe penalties.
The event is yet another effort to reduce the prevalence of DUIs, DUI accidents, and the injuries and fatalities that result from drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Law enforcement officers across the state routinely hold DUI and driver's license checkpoints throughout the year. This particular checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety Administration.
Agencies throughout Oxnard, Ventura County, and Southern California have made DUIs one of their top priorities. If you, a loved one, or someone you care about has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, waste no time in obtaining the experienced legal representation you need to fight these serious charges and penalties. Contact a Ventura DUI lawyer from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP today.