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Thousand Oaks Police Department Targeting DUI Offenders Following Court Proceedings During the Week of 9/22
9/19/2014 12:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident: 


DUI Court Operation

Report Number:



Ventura County Hall of Justice (Ventura)

Date & Time:

Week of September 22, 2014, 8:00 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence






Thousand Oaks, CA' Many people arrested for DUI who are driving on a suspended or revokeddriver'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 today ' those with suspended or revoked licenses or no licenses at all.  Officers working a special 'DUI Court Operation' will be monitoring those leaving court who drive away, disobeying their DMV Suspension Orders or Court Orders not to drive without a valid license.


Officers will monitor court proceedings focusing on defendants charged with DUI and who have suspended drivers 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 will contact those drivers and take appropriate enforcement action.  


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank in advance, those that choose not to drive and take alternative transportation.


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


This program is fully funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through

the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Thousand Oaks Court Operations, or request a ride-along with law enforcement during the detail, please contact Sergeant Brad Clifton at (805) 947-8243.     



Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

Media Release Date:

September 19, 2014

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton, email:

Approved by:

Captain Jim Fryhoff


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).