Napa Police were successful in clearing a number of outstanding DUI warrants today -- Sunday -- between 8 a.m. and noon, as officials fanned out into the city to serve warrants on those who didn’t appear in court following their initial DUI arrests.
"Officers pulled 14 warrants for this sweep, and two-officer teams moved through city neighborhoods," said Sergeant Brian Campagna, who is overseeing a DUI program funded by the state's Office of Traffic Safety.
Four individuals were located and arrested on their outstanding DUI warrants, police said.
"We sent a strong message that if you don't show for court or follow the terms of your probation, we're going to come find them and take them to jail," he said.
“Many suspects had moved as law enforcement, the courts and DMV records had no current address. The DUI warrants will remain on file and the next time they are stopped for a traffic offense or have police contact we will arrest them and impound their vehicle,” said Sgt. Campagna. “We remind anyone with pending court actions to handle their obligation; get on with life.”
Funding for the “STEP” program is provided by a grant form the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.