News Story


Thousand Oaks Police Department DUI Offender Court Operation Results - 2 Violators
9/23/2014 2:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

DUI Court Operation

Report Number:



Hall of Justice, Ventura

Date & Time:

September 22, 2014

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police ' Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence










Thousand Oaks Police Department Announce Results of

DUI Court Operation


On September 22, 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.  Six offenders were followed by officers from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving.  Two individuals leaving court decided to get behind the wheel and drive away from the court house. They were stopped and cited.   


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank those individuals who made the decision to not drive and take alternative transportation.  




Contacts made resulted in:


         Suspended/Revoked citations: 0

         Un-Licensed Driver citations: 2

         Number of vehicles towed: 2

         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 a 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 by reporting  drunk drivers ' Call 9-1-1! 




Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton


Media Release Date:

September 23, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton



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).