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10 Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants, Reckless Driving and Suspended Licenses Caught in Glendale Police Department Sweep

Post Date:08/28/2017 2:01 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Relations
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Glendale, CA – 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, reckless driving or suspended license don’t count on it.  Glendale Police Department Officers with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders and drivers charged with driving recklessly or on a suspended license on Saturday 26, 2017.  Officers served 21 arrest warrants and arrested 10 offenders who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case, reckless driving and driving on suspended licenses.   

"The best bet for anyone with a missed court date is to go to court on their own now,” said Sgt Craig Tweedy.  “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.  Glendale 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!



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