Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drive to court on suspended license, you may get caught: DUI Court Sting Operation

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's (OCSD) staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been previously notified their license was suspended for DUI and arrested three individuals Monday, March 24 at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach

The Offenders were followed by deputies from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving.  Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting deputies in the area.  The three individuals were then arrested for driving on a suspended license and their vehicles were impounded for thirty days.  All three individuals were cited and released at the scene.

Those arrested could face additional jail time, long driver license suspensions, along with other financial hits including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of a job or job prospects.

The OCSD states that DUI Court Sting stakeout operations, along with regularly scheduled high-visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of keeping impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness among the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

This special DUI operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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