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Posted on: October 10, 2018

DUI Warrant Sweep results in three arrests

FPD Press Release

Bringing in Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants

Is Target of Fontana Police Department Sweep

Fontana, 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, don’t count on it.  Fontana Police Department 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 to go to court on their own, now” said Sergeant Kurt Schlotterbeck.  “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.  Fontana 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!

A DUI Warrant Sweep was conducted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  As a result of this operation, 3 individuals were arrested for their outstanding warrants.  Additionally, due diligence was served on 30 warrants.    

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