Two Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants Caught in Concord Police Dept. Sweep

June 7, 2014 14:00 pm · 12 comments

Two suspects with outstanding DUI warrants were captured in a Concord Police Department warrant sweep on Friday.

The following information is from the Concord Police Dept.:

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 fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders today. Officers served warrants and arrested 2 offenders 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 Traffic Corporal Eric Olson. “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 form the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!

It's too bad June 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM

that with “dozens of warrants”, they only made two arrests, but I guess that’s better than nothing.

TWO LOOSERSERS They where probably caught driving June 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Time for trash duty!

Teacher Wannabe June 7, 2014 at 5:29 PM

@It’s too bad. Not everybody is where they are supposed to be. Takes time to track ’em down.

anon June 7, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Claycord ought to start prefacing the title of these articles with ‘Government press release” so we know when it’s not going to be relevant or useful. For those titillated by the misfortunes of others, they’ll know where to go.

Barney Fife June 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

They need a team of trained volunteers to do this job. Police should not be taken away from more important duties to track down old alcoholics who forgot to show up while on a binge, they will just pick up trash and then start driving drunk again tomorrow

Elwood June 7, 2014 at 11:17 PM

@ anon #4

DUI offenders and court date absconders bring misfortunes on themselves.

Do you feel sorry for the poor dears?

kira June 8, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Building more jails by higher alcohol taxes might help them get off our roads

94598 June 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Dear CPD-
the statement ends with “Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!”

I would bet more people driving are impaired by “medical marijuana” than alcohol- how bout updating the copy and paste closing “Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1! ??”

MrDioji June 8, 2014 at 10:24 AM

@94598 –

More people are also driving impaired by eating too much or being tired. Drunk driving is still the main, enforceable problem. I am not worried about stoned drivers. Except that they drive too slow – but most people around here also drive too slow.

pleasant hill native June 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Two!! They only caught 2. The headline makes it sound like the crooked @$* Concord police took down a major crime syndicate and they are the saviors of the world. They are a joke!

MrDioji June 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM

The headline precisely states that 2 suspects with DUI warrants were caught in a sweep…

ANON June 8, 2014 at 3:29 PM

“I am not worried about stoned drivers. ”

When you or your kids are killed by one–then maybe you will care

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