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Local City Ranks #1 in California for Alcohol-Related Collisions and Hit and Runs

By Renee Nordstrand on September 18, 2009

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/sep/17/oxnard-police-making-strides-in-traffic-safety/

Oxnard, California has the highest number of alcohol-related collisions and hit and run incidents in California, according to recently published statistics from 2007.

On average, there are ten traffic deaths per year in Oxnard, with at least two of those deaths involving pedestrians.  The Oxnard Police Department cites dangerous intersections, improper signaling, and poorly designed lanes as the cause of many of the accidents.  Another cause, one accompanied by the highest fatality rates, is driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Oxnard Police Enforcement is cracking down on DUIs through checkpoints, saturation patrol, public information campaigns, and community outreach programs.

On August 29, officers from multiple agencies issued a DUI crackdown on Highway 101.  During an 8 hour period, they pulled over 230 drivers for traffic violations, arrested 10 people on suspicion of DUI, and towed 12 cars driven by unlicensed drivers.

With the steps taken by the Oxnard Police Department and other Oxnard agencies, hopefully the city can become a safer place to drive and live.

If you’ve been the victim of an alcohol-related collision or a hit and run incident, you need the best-skilled attorneys to handle your case with experience, analysis, and determination for results.

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