News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department DUI Court Operation Results
9/9/2014 1:55:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI Court Operation

Report Number:

14-20543

Location:

Victoria Avenue at Telephone Road, City of Ventura

Date & Time:

September 8, 2014, 10:45 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police ' Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative:

 

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department Announce Results of

DUI Court Operation

 

On September 8, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department conducted an undercover DUI court operation at the Ventura Hall of Justice, targeting suspected DUI drivers whose licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers.  

 

DUI court operations, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of keeping impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness among the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

 

Police officers watched offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension.  Four offenders were followed by officers from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving.  One individual in court chose to get behind the wheel and drive away from the court house. 

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank those that chose not to drive and took alternative transportation.  

     

Contacts made resulted in:

 

         Suspended/Revoked citations: 1

         Never Licensed citations: 0

         Number of vehicles towed: 1

         Other crimes committed: 0 

 

Those arrested for driver's license violations, could face jail time, long driver license suspensions, along with other financial hits including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

 

This special DUI operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Please help the Thousand Oaks Police Department every day of the week:  Report Drunk Drivers ' Call 9-1-1! 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

 

Media Release Date:

September 9, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Jim Fryhoff