News Story

 

Ventura, Hall of Justice - 12/15/14 DUI Court Operation Results
12/16/2014 6:03:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

DUI Court Operation

Report Number:

 

Location:

Hall of Justice, Ventura

Date & Time:

12-15-2014, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

 

 

(S) Nicholas Calderon

(S) Galdino Garcia

 

Camarillo

Oxnard

 

22

39

 

 

Narrative:

 

 

Thousand Oaks  Police Department Announce Results of

DUI Court Operation

 

On December 15, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department conducted an undercover Court Operation at the Ventura Hall of Justice targeting suspected DUI drivers whose  licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers.  

 

Police officers watched for offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension.  Offenders were followed by officers from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving.  While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, two individuals in court for DUI proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the court house. 

 

Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting officers.  Among those stopped for driving while suspended or unlicensed then were Nicholas Calderon of Camarillo and Galdino Garcia of Oxnard.  Both were cited back to court.

 

 

 

 Contacts made resulted in:

 

         Suspended/Revoked citations: 1

         Never Licensed citations: 1

         Number of vehicles towed: 2

         Other crimes committed: 0 

 

Those arrested today could face additional 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.

 

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. 

 

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

 

News Release Date:

12-16-2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

 

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).