Police Arrest Oxnard Principal Richard Caldwell in Hit-and-Run DUI Crash on Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA (March 05, 2021) – On Monday, police arrested 39-year-old Richard Caldwell, a middle school principal, in a DUI hit-and-run crash on Telegraph Road.
Officers received the crash report at around 5:08 p.m. near Bryn Mawr Street.
When they arrived at the crash scene, they discovered two vehicles were involved in the accident wherein the other party incurred minor injuries.
Furthermore, Caldwell allegedly immediately left the scene after the crash. Police located him a short distance away.
Authorities arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and leaving the scene of a crash.
They booked him into Ventura County jail Monday night with bail set at $100,000, booking records show.
Meanwhile, police released him Tuesday on a bail bond.
Moreover, Caldwell is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court at 8:15 a.m. March 16. Though, it is unknown whether Caldwell has legal representation yet in the case.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office has not yet received the case file from Ventura police, but they expect to get the file before the scheduled court date.
This is an important reminder to never drink and drive.
How To Proceed From DUI Ventura Crash
Moreover, while driving is essential for many to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous daily maneuvers. Thus, it is therefore important to know how to proceed in case you are involved in an accident.
Similarly, on the AAA Foundation website, chief executive officer Peter Kissinger repeatedly labeled the epidemic of motor vehicle-related accidents a “public health crisis.”
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
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