Friday, January 18, 2008

Outstanding DUI warrant in California? Careful

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The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on persons with outstanding DUI warrants, thanks to a federal grant entitled "Stop DUI II."

Every year, california dui officials said, people are arrested on suspicion of DUI and many either fail to appear in california dui court or to pay DUI-related fines and california dui warrants then are issued for their arrest. Sometimes, officials added, these california dui warrants are not served in a timely manner, allowing the california dui violators to avoid paying for their crime until they're arrested.

The grant, effective through Dec. 31, is scheduled to allow the CHP to take an aggressive approach to reduce the number of outstanding DUI warrants in the organization's Valley, Golden Gate and Southern divisions by establishing teams of officers dedicated to serving the california dui warrants.

Funding for the california dui program was provided by a $250,000 grant through the state Office of Traffic Safety, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.