Thousand Oaks - Woman Arrested For DUI After Causing Four Vehicle Collision
3/12/2013 5:13:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
Traffic Collision - Four Vehicles Involved
496 Reino Road, Newbury Park
Date & Time:
3/12/13 5:13 pm
Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau
City of Residence
(P1) Shannon McNett
(P2) Robert Caulfield
(P3) Steven Levy
(P4) Lisa Jackson
On March 12, 2013, at approximately 5:13 pm, Thousand Oaks Deputies responded to a collision involving four vehicles on Reino Road, in front of Newbury Park High School. Shannon McNett, 48 yrs., was traveling southbound on Reino Road, when her Lexus SUV crossed over into the northbound lanes, colliding with a Honda Odyssey mini van driven by Robert Caulfield. In the vehicle with Mr. Caulfield were one other adult and four children. That collision caused the front left tire of McNett's vehicle to be sheared off and collide with a Toyota Corolla which was traveling northbound and being driven by Steven Levy, 30 yrs. McNett's vehicle continued traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Reino Road, before colliding head-on with a Chevy Suburban being driven by Lisa Jackson, 48 yrs. Both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lanes of Reino Road.
Caulfield and three of the children in his vehicle suffered minor injuries and McNett was transported to Los Robles Hospital for treatment. There were no other significant injuries.
During follow-up investigation, McNett admitted to taking prescription medication prior to driving her vehicle. She was arrested and issued a citation for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs / Prescription Medication and released due to her being admitted to the hospital for her injuries.
This was an extensive collision that caused debris to cover a large area of Reino Road closing the street for approximately one hour.
At the time of the collision, several events were occurring at Newbury Park High School and students were arriving and departing the school grounds. No students were injured during the incident.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau would like to thank all of those citizens who stopped to render aid at this collision site. We would also like to remind drivers to take precautionary measures when taking medications which may impair their ability to operate a vehicle safely.
Sgt. B. Payton
Media Release Date:
March 13, 2013
Sgt. B. Payton
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).