As a result of a DUI arrest and conviction, most DUI offenders will have their privilege to drive in California suspended anywhere from 4 months to 3 years, or in cases of multiple DUI convictions even longer. In some cases, these DUI offenders choose to defy the court and continue to drive with a suspended driver license.
On Monday, August 25, 2014, 2012, law enforcement officers from the Redding Police Department Traffic Unit and Shasta County Probation conducted a Court Sting Enforcement Operation focusing on DUI offenders who left court hearings and drove away on suspended licenses after being ordered not to drive by a judge.
Eight (8) people were followed out of the Shasta County courthouse. With one exception, these people had someone driving for them when they left or used public transportation.
One (1) person drove away from their court hearing and was stopped by an officer and received a citation for driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and local Roving DUI Patrols are scheduled locally in partnership with law enforcement nationwide during the National Crackdown on DUI Driving that runs from August 15 through September 1, 2014.
Funding for the “Avoid” program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
– Press Release