Four Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants Caught During Concord Police Sweep

June 21, 2014 14:20 pm · 10 comments

Four suspects with outstanding DUI warrants were captured by Concord Police during a warrant sweep this week.

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 29 warrants and arrested 4 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 from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Anon June 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Hey Guys or Gals, it’s going to cost you.

Elwood June 21, 2014 at 4:31 PM

How about some names of those who were arrested?

Barney Fife June 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Never understood warrants, when no one goes looking for the perps at their house. That’s why there are so many out there.

Anon June 21, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Anybody driving without a license? Or were just Americans caught with this…

Just me June 21, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Wish they’d go after significant criminals as well. Where’s the violent crime warrant arrests. Or the thiefs who make bail and noshow.

They constantly have these DUI roundup but never go after the harder criminals.

anon June 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM

“violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are lead away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail.”

Too F-ing bad

Concord Guy June 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Choices have consequences…

Dr. Jellyfinger® June 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I had a DUI warrant out on me once. It was OK, but it wasn’t outstanding.

@Anon #4 June 22, 2014 at 6:20 AM

None of them were driving. They were all arrested at home.

CoCoOld June 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Dr J, LOL!

I hope my son’s ex-friend, the one with FIVE DUIs in 3 years, was one of the people picked up. How can someone with FIVE DUIs not be in prison? And who is stupid enough to loan a car to someone with that kind of history? The young man has an interlock device on his car but just borrowed someone else’s. Yikes!

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