Convicted Felon With Handgun, Registered Sex Offender Arrested During DUI Sweep

Special patrol took place Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in various areas of Napa County.

A man who was stopped Saturday night during a Napa Anti-DUI task patrol allegedly was carrying a handgun and was found to be a registered sex offender.

Jesse Cedric Jackson, 48, of Vallejo, was stopped in the area of state Highway 29 and Mini Drive just before 8 p.m. According to police, Jackson displayed symptoms of alcohol and drug intoxication.

He was evaluated for DUI, and a records check revealed he was a registered sex offender who was out of compliance with his registration.

Jackson was placed under for DUI and being out of registration compliance. A search of his vehicle revealed a 9mm handgun and ammunition.

Jackson was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. He was transported to Napa County Department of Corrections and booked on the above offenses.

Jackson's arrest came during a special DUI patrol Saturday by Napa area law enforcement.

 The Winter Mobilization Holiday Campaign included six officers who worked the operation from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Officers from the Napa Police Department, Napa County Sheriff’s Department, American Canyon Police Department, Calistoga Police Department and St. Helena Police Department were participating in the AVOID the 9 Anti-Dui Task Force.

The program is  funded by a grant from the state Office of Transportation Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

During Saturday's operation, police stopped 51 vehicles in the various cities and unincorporated areas in Napa County. During these vehicle stops, officers noticed seven of the drivers displayed symptoms of alcohol or drug use.

The seven drivers were evaluated and two of them -- including Jackson -- were arrested for DUI related violations. Additionally, two drivers were driving with a suspended license and cited.

Unfiltered Steve Simoneau December 15, 2013 at 07:54 PM
So seven out of 51 drivers were evaluated for intoxication. Why were the other 44 drivers stopped in the first place? Was it just random choice? Would these other 44 drivers have been pulled over any other night if they were driving erratically??? Something does not make sense here.
Keri Brenner (Editor) December 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Hi USS: I can't answer that. Perhaps someone on the DUI task force could comment? What determines when to stop a car? Anyone out there know?
Barry Ollice December 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM
I would guess being on the road at those hours.They know the percentage of drivers that will probably be impaired and just play the numbers.When you throw out a dragnet,you're bound to catch something;right,wrong or otherwise.They have the game rigged,so the only way to win is not play it.
MICHAEL WILSON "TEA PARTY 2014" December 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM
My question is where did the was this guy going to and coming from? What department made the stop? Mini Drive is in Vallejo Solano County. Was this driver ever in AC or even Napa County? If not why not haul him to Solano County Jail? We see this a lot ACPD is always busting people on or near Mini DR
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau December 16, 2013 at 12:35 PM
But an officer can't randomly select a vehicle and pull it over, regardless of any DUI patrol event. It's the law. They can evaluate drivers that pull through a stationed checkpoint, but there has to be a vehicle code violation or resonable suspicion of crime to detain a driver from traveling.


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