Ventura | DUI Suspect Drives into a Tree

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On January 8th at 6:27 PM the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call of a hit and run collision in the area Telephone Rd. and Jasper Ave. in the city of Ventura. The witness told dispatchers that the driver of an SUV hit a tree and was trying to leave the area. After colliding with the tree, the driver of the vehicle, David Malijan, made a u-turn and attempted to drive away from the collision. Due to the damage the vehicle sustained from the collision, Malijan stopped his SUV a short distance away and walked away.

The first responding officer found Malijan’s SUV unoccupied and began searching the area. During the search, Malijan was found a short distance away. During the contact, the officers started to ask Malijan what happened but Malijan was uncooperative and took a fighting stance on the officer. The officer attempted to detain Malijan to further his investigation, but Mailijan began to violently resist the officer and a struggle ensued. As more officers arrived, Malijan was eventually subdued and taken into custody.

No officers were injured during the incident and Malijan was treated for minor injuries. Malijan was arrested for hit and run, DUI drugs and resisting a police officer.


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