News Story


DUI Court Operation
9/1/2015 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

DUI Court Operation

Report Number:



Hall of Justice, Ventura

Date & Time:

August 31, 2015, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau

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

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Thousand Oaks  Police Department Announce Results of

DUI Court Operation



On August 31, 2015, 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 observed offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension.  Seven offenders were followed by officers from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving.  All seven either had family members that drove them or used public transportation to leave the area. 


These individuals made the right choice not to drive after their driver's licenses had been either revoked or suspended by judge minutes earlier.


Those that make the wrong choice and do drive away could face additional jail time, long driver license suspensions, as well as other financial burdens including: attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects.


DUI Court Sting stakeout 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 public awareness regarding 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 P.D. everyday of the week:  Report Drunk Drivers ' Call 9-1-1! 





Prepared by:

Sergeant Brad Clifton


News Release Date:

September 1, 2015


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Brad Clifton



Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



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).