CONTACT: Deputy A. Zapata, (909)477-2800
Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Announce Results of
DUI Court Operation
On June 28, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Deputies from Rancho Cucamonga Police Department conducted an undercover operation at Rancho Cucamonga Superior Courthouse targeting suspected DUI drivers whose licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers.
Police officers staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension. Approximately 55 offenders were followed by officers from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving. While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, 20 individuals in court for DUI proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the courthouse.
Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting officers. Among those stopped for driving while suspended or unlicensed then were arrested and cited back into court:
2 Never Licensed
20 Vehicles towed/impound
1 Other crimes committed (loan vehicle to someone with known suspended license)
Those arrested today could face additional jail time, long driver license suspensions, along with other financial hits including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
DUI Court Sting stakeout operations, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of keeping impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness among the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
This special DUI operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!