OXNARD : 9 Arrested, 47 Cited at Traffic Checkpoint
Oxnard police screened nearly 950 drivers during a five-hour drunk-driving checkpoint late Saturday that resulted in nine arrests and 47 citations for driving without a valid license.
The department’s traffic unit conducted the checkpoint along Oxnard Boulevard at Glenwood Drive, asking drivers for their licenses and running background checks, Traffic Investigator Randey Cole said.
Seven drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and 47 people were cited for not possessing a valid California driver’s license.
Two others were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor violations.
Under a new state law that went into effect this year, police confiscated 45 vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers.
Police said community response to establishing the enforcement checkpoint was “overwhelmingly positive.” The program, which is expected to be ongoing, was funded through a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, Cole said.