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7 Arrested During Warrant Sweep in Santa Rosa

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Seven suspects with outstanding DUI or suspended driver’ license warrants were caught Saturday in a sweep conducted by the Santa Rosa Police Department. Santa Rosa police officers in possession of dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out across the city Saturday in a search for high-risk DUI or suspended driver’s license offenders, police said. Officers arrested seven offenders during the sweep.

These offenders either failed to show up for a court date, violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case or had a suspended license related to a prior DUI case, according to police. Offenders who were caught may face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation, police said.

The Santa Rosa Police Department released a statement explaining their hope that DUI warrant service operations such as the one conducted Saturday, along with regularly scheduled DUI enforcement, will deter those who disregard driving safety and abuse substances behind the wheel.

Santa Rosa police are hoping their efforts will lower deaths and injuries in the area by removing impaired drivers and heightening the seriousness of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided funding for today’s sweep.

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