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Thousand Oaks Police Department Plans Crackdown on DUI Offenders Following Court Appearances
9/5/2014 11:55:00 AM


Nature of Incident: 


Traffic Court Sting

Report Number:



Ventura County Courthouse (Ventura)

Date & Time:

September 8, 2014, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence







Thousand Oaks Police Crackdown on DUI Offenders Following Court Appearances


Police Vow to Cite Those Who Disregard Orders Not to Drive


Thousand Oaks, CA' Many people arrested for DUI who are driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license are under the impression that if they drive anyway, the consequences aren't that tough, that the law doesn't apply to them, or that they can drive without a license and won't get caught.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be targeting the 'Worst of the Worst' DUI offenders following DUI court proceedings on September 8th ' those with suspended or revoked licenses or no licenses at all.  Officers will be conducting a special 'Court Sting Operation.'  They will target suspects leaving DUI court and drive away, disobeying their DMV Suspension Orders or Court Orders not to drive without a valid license.


Officers will deploy to the Ventura County Courthouse in Ventura to monitor court proceedings focusing on defendants charged with DUI and who have suspended driver's licenses.  An officer will observe court proceedings and monitor those individuals to see if they leave court and get behind the wheel of their car and drive away.  Officers on the street will be alerted to the violations and effect a traffic stop to contact the driver and take appropriate enforcement action by either taking the violator into custody or issuing a citation before impounding their vehicle for up to 30 days.  


Offenders will face additional trips to court, fines and possible jail time for failing to obey Court and DMV orders not to drive without a license.


Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton


Media Release Date:

September 5, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton, email:



Approved by:


Captain Ferguson