South San Francisco, CA April 11, 2016 Submitted by SSFPD
On Sunday, April 10th officers on a special enforcement detail from the South San Francisco Police Department went out to locate suspects who had outstanding driving under the influence (DUI) warrants. The arrest warrants were for DUI cases that originated in South San Francisco or for local residents with DUI warrants from other jurisdictions. Officers went to houses in South San Francisco and other north-county Cities.
During the operation, four suspects with outstanding DUI warrants were located and arrested. This is an important part of South San Francisco’s strategy to reduce DUI crimes. Additional DUI warrant service operations are going to be occurring in the coming months. Ifyou have DUI warrants that you have not taken care of, officers can take you to jail at any time. Offenders are encouraged to take care of their warrants through the Courts or self-surrender at their local police department to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested at your home or workplace .
The warrant operations are conducted in addition to undercover surveillance operations being conducted throughout the year. During the surveiHance operations, officers watch the homes or workplaces of repeat DUI offenders who also have a suspended driver’s license. These repeat offenders are the “worst of the worst” drivers and officers conduct the surveillance to ensure that they are not driving. Anyone caught driving is immediately arrested and their vehicles are impounded minimally for 30 days and oftentimes, are subject to permanent forfeiture. All of these offenders have already been sent notices warning them of the undercover operations.
South San Francisco is committed to traffic safety through ongoing regular education and enforcement operations. These campaigns are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.