Four Suspects Caught in DUI Warrant Operation

PASADENA, Calif.—Some think if they don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to go find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. On Thursday, Sept. 26, Pasadena Police Department officers fanned out across the city in search of high-risk DUI offenders. Four people with outstanding misdemeanor DUI warrants were located and arrested without incident during this program.

"Anyone with a missed DUI court date should contact the court on their own and work to set a new appearance date,” said Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “If you don’t, that warrant is not going to disappear, and you could end up in jail.”

Special DUI warrant service operations, along with regularly scheduled high-visibility DUI enforcement, such as DUI checkpoints, have a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs. Pasadena Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers and increasing awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Funding for DUI operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To report drunk drivers, call 9-1-1!

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.