News Story


Traffic Collision / DUI Arrest
12/30/2015 10:14:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Traffic Collision / DUI arrest

Report Number:



Ventura St. and D St., Fillmore


Date & Time:

12/30/15 @ 12:25 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S) Francis Casillas












Traffic collisions, especially around the holidays, are traumatic events that can often be avoided. In the past four days, the California Highway Patrol has investigated two fatal traffic collisions just outside the city of Fillmore, and at about 12:25 AM today, the Fillmore Police Department responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Ventura St. and D St., Fillmore. They found that (P) Francis Casillas had been driving at a high rate of speed, westbound on Ventura St., when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a power pole. They determined she had been driving under the influence of alcohol, arrested her for 23152(a) VC ' DUI, and booked her into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. Southern California Edison responded to replace the power pole, which was sheared off in the collision, and the immediate area suffered a power outage for several hours.


The Fillmore Police Department encourages all motorists to avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol this holiday season.



Prepared by:

Sergeant Kevin Vaden


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Kevin Vaden / / 805-524-2233


Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham