FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock (714) 904-7042/Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Court Sting Update
Winter Holiday DUI Campaign
SANTA ANA, California (December 19, 2013) – Five people were arrested Thursday, December 19, 2013, at a Court Sting Operation conducted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as part of the ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI Task Force. This operation was conducted at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
The Task Force targeted defendants who were present in court that had a suspended driver’s license because of a prior DUI. After their court proceedings, they were followed out to the parking lot by plainclothes members of the Task Force. If the defendant entered a vehicle and drove away, uniformed deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested the defendant for driving on a suspended license. The defendant’s vehicle was then impounded for 30 days. All five of the defendants were cited and released at the scene.
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer and report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1. Grant funding for this program is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.