News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Police - DUI Court Stakeout Operation
5/24/2016 3:47:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Suspended/Unlicensed Driver Court Stakeout Operation

Report Numbers:

 

Location:

City of Ventura

 

Date & Time:

May 23, 2016, 8:00 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) Gari Omar Sanchez

(S) Kasie Christina Smith

(S) Juan DeJuses

(S) Ryan Calvin Delung                                                             

         Oxnard

         Newbury Park

         Oxnard

         Thousand Oaks

38

33

33

29

 

Narrative:

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department Announces Results of

DUI Court Stakeout Operation

 

On May 23, 2016, between the hours of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Department conducted an undercover 'Court Stakeout Operation' at the Ventura County Superior Courthouse in Ventura.  Officers targeting suspected DUI drivers whose licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers.  

 

Police officers staked out 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.  While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, four individuals in court for DUI proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the courthouse. 

 

Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting officers.  Those stopped for driving while suspended or unlicensed were issued citations requiring them to make new court appearances.  

 

 

2   Suspended/Revoked

2   Unlicensed

4   Vehicles towed/impound

0   Other crimes committed

 

Those arrested Monday could face additional jail time, long driver license suspensions, along with other financial consequences including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects.

 

DUI Court Stakeout operations, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of keeping impaired drivers off our roads 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! 

 

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Prepared by:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

 

Media Release Date:

May 24, 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

 

 

Approved By:

Brad Clifton, Sergeant

brad.clifton@ventura.org

 

Jim Fryhoff, Captain