Summer/Labor Day Avoid DUI Campaign
updated: Aug 23, 2013, 8:21 PM
Source: Oxnard Police Department
Summer/Labor DAY AVOID DUI campaign - friday update 5
DUI Arrests are unknown if they are Up or Down & DUI Fatalities Remain the same - No Fatalities
The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI update of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14
DUI deployments in Ventura
County are updated.
From 12:01 AM Friday August 16, 2013 through Midnight Thursday August 22, 2013 officers representing 14 county law
enforcement agencies have
arrested 71 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is unknown how many DUI arrests occurred during the same seven (7)
time period in 2012.
Last year there were no DUI deaths reported.
(**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)
For the second weekend of the campaign, Avoid the 14 will deploy several DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturations Patrol. DUI Saturations Patrols will be
deployed during the weekend in the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, and the campus of California State University of
Channel Islands (CSUCI). On Saturday, DUI Checkpoints will be deploying in the cities of Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Camarillo, and by the California Highway
The checkpoint being conducted by the city of Camarillo will be held in memory of Kim Hemminger. On July 22, 2012, Kim died
as a result of a DUI traffic
collision. Kim was a passenger in a vehicle when the alcohol impaired driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over. Kim died from her injuries. The driver,
Christopher Blankenship was later convicted of vehicular manslaughter. The Camarillo Police Department wants to take this opportunity to share Kim's story
and her beautiful life, a life that was cut too short because of an impaired driver.
All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911.
Funding for this program is
provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
DUI arrest data collection will continue through Labor Day midnight Monday, September 2, 2013. Avoid programs, named for
the number of police agencies
in each county, Multiple/DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols are set region wide during
18 day Summer/Labor Day Campaign.
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