South San Francisco, CA March 12, 2019 Submitted by SSFPDF
Multiple Arrests on Traffic Enforcement Detail DUI Repeat-Offender Arrested
On 03-11-2019, officers on a special traffic enforcement detail funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety fanned out across the city enforcing speeding violations. One driver was stopped for speeding at 71 MPH in the posted 40 MPH zone on Sister Cities Boulevard (31 MPH over the speed limit). The driver, 22 year old Daly City resident, Ulysis Archundia, was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license (six active suspensions from the Department of Motor Vehicles) and he did not have a court-ordered iginition- interlock device intalled on his car as required by the court. Archundia is a DUI repeat-offender and has two prior convictions within the last few years for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Archundia was cited for speeding, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and driving without the court-ordered ignition interlock device.
The South San Francisco Police Department works proactively with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Office of Traffic Safety on the “DUI Hot List” program. This is a program that identifies DUI repeat offenders with suspended driver’s licenses. A comprehensive list of information on the drivers is compiled and maintained at the Department. Patrol and Traffic officers are provided with the list and they routinely conduct open and undercover surveillance operations upon the drivers. Although not required, all drivers on the DUI Hot List are mailed informational notices about these surveillance operations and they are warned not to drive.
The South San Francisco Police Department also has a DUI Apprehension and Reduction (DART) team that routinely conducts enforement and surveillance operations on the DUI Hot List offenders. Funding for part of these operations comes from a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
In addition to the arrest noted above, another driver was found to have a $20,000 outstanding misdemeanor DUI warrant and he was arrested. One additional driver was arrested for driving with a suspended drivers license and one driver was issued a citation for driving without a license. A total of 54 drivers were issued speeding citations in the one day crackdown. Additional crackdowns like this one are scheduled throughout the year.