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Oxnard police dept. stepping up DUI patrols

November 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Drivers under the influence are being warned that the Oxnard Police Department is stepping up its patrols.Officers conducted what's called a DUI saturation patrol on Monday between 5 and 11pm.

During the operation, officers made 63 traffic stops and arrested three people for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of the drivers taken into custody had a blood alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.

Officers also issued 32 traffic citations and had five vehicles towed.

Oxnard police plan to continue conducting DUI saturation patrols during the week.