This morning, Napa police arrested four individuals, who reportedly did not show up for their DUI-related court appearances with warrants issued.
But last week, the police zeroed in on those at court for DUI offenses, but who elected to drive away afterwards -- on suspended licenses.
On June 23, between 8:30 a.m. and noon, officers went to the Napa County Superior Court House to monitor DUI court proceedings, noting those ordered not to drive, said Sgt. Brian Campagna, who is overseeing a DUI program funded by the state's Office of Traffic Safety.
Officers monitored them to see if they got behind the wheel of vehicles and drove away -- and seven offenders did, he said.
All seven were cited for allegedly driving on suspended licenses and/or being unlicensed, and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days, he said.
The purported offenders now will face additional trips to court, fines and possible jail time.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.