Bringing in Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants is Target of Concord Police Department Sweep

May 10, 2014 · 13 comments

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Bringing in Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants is Target of Concord Police Department Sweep

The following information is from the Concord Police Department:

Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. Concord Police Department Officers with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants will be fanning out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders. Officers will be serving warrants and arresting those who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case.

“The best bet for anyone with a missed DUI court date is go to court on their own now,” said Sergeant Cody Harrison. “If you don’t, that warrant isn’t going away. We’re going to come find you and take you to jail.”

Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are lead away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail.

Special DUI Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs. Concord PD places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!

1 Locusts May 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Get ‘em. I know a good place to start.

2 Walnut Creek Resident May 10, 2014 at 6:49 PM

This is a great service to save us from very dangerous folks!

3 Anon May 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Unlike the racist AG Harris who goes after white gun owners instead of black gang members.

4 Fig Newton May 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I can’t thank CPD enough for protecting us citizens of Concord,,,,These officers go the extra mile to insure these type of people are kept in check! You gotta know,,we Concord residents have the best Police Dept on the planet! Thank you CPD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 The Realist May 10, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Or how bout stop wasting money on this crud and bringin in suspected gang members instead, bring back the gang taskforce, and quit fudging the crime stats to make Concord look all rosey to the Feds…
OH WAIT .. there IS NO gang problem in Concord *fap* *fap*

6 Mimi (original) May 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Way to go, CPD!!

7 Elizabeth. May 10, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I’ve been on a ride along. Love CPD!
Officer Montero and I know Serg.

8 Concord Res May 11, 2014 at 5:50 AM

So many people so have been convicted of DUI keep driving. I am glad to see them going after the ones who never show up for their court date. Now we just need laws which require mandatory devices on all cars of convicted DUI drivers.

9 Concord Mike May 11, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Smart use of police resources. Good jobb Chief Swanger!

10 Concord Mike May 11, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Smart use of police resources. Good jobb Chief Swanger!

11 ANON May 11, 2014 at 9:58 AM

“Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”

This means Overtime…..

12 anonanonagain May 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Despite what the naysayers say, this is something that is of great importance. People that choose to disregard the law and drive while drunk and then think that they will escape justice, they should be punished. Great work CPD!! Let’s hope that you rope quite a few in!!

13 Happy May 11, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Happy to see the CPD going after these people. Drunk drivers kill innocent people. Drunk drivers that don’t even bother going to Court probaly kill even more people. I’d like to see them all arrested and put in jail.

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