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Bringing in Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants is Target of Glendale Police Department Sweep

For Immediate Release September 11, 2015

Glendale Police Department

Tahnee Lightfoot, Public Information Officer 818-548-3140 (office) 818-967-7088 (cell)

Glendale, CA – Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police will not have the manpower to come find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. This weekend, the Glendale Police Department, with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants, will be fanning out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders. Officers will be serving warrants and arresting those who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case.

"The best bet for anyone with a missed DUI court date is to go to court on their own now,” said Sergeant Bouzikian. “If you don’t, that warrant isn’t going away. We're going to come find you and take you to jail.”

Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are lead away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail.

Special DUI Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs. The Glendale Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!

The City of Glendale is ranked one of the safest cities in the United States. With a population over 196,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking.

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