Sometimes, people charged with DUI fail to show up for their scheduled court appearances. Whether this is because they believe they can evade punishment or because they merely could not make the appearance due to life situations is unknown. In any case, the law usually catches up with such people.
In San Bernadino County, California, law enforcement officials executed a sweep searching for people charged with DUI. In Fontana, part of San Bernandino County, police arrested seven people. Their focus was on people with warrants related to DUI.
Six of the people arrested were taken into custody due to warrants that were issued. The warrants were taken out because they failed to appear in court on their scheduled date. An additional arrest was made due to a person violating the terms of their probation.
An additional 58 warrants were checked. Police were unable to locate the people named in these warrants.
A police spokesperson stressed that the best thing a person can do if they have missed their court date is to appear in court of their own accord. The warrants will not be going away. Police will still be searching for the people attached to these warrants and they will take them to jail.
Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI, it is important to appear in court on your scheduled date. Equally important is obtaining a lawyer experienced in DUI defense. Our attorneys are all experienced in criminal DUI defense. Contact us today.