CHP conducts DUI warrant sweeps to hold offenders accountable

The California Highway Patrol plans to aggressively seek out and arrest drunk drivers who have outstanding arrest warrants for driving under the influence.

On Wednesday, the CHP said it will conduct simultaneous multicounty DUI warrant sweeps in an effort to round up offenders who ignore their obligations to appear in court.

“Every year, lives are lost due to people who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” CHP Golden Gate Division Chief Teresa Becher said in a statement.

Statewide, 790 people were killed in 2008 in collisions in which alcohol was a factor, according to the CHP. Last year, the CHP arrested more than 94,000 motorists and motorcyclists on DUI offenses.

“The CHP has an obligation to keep California roads safe and these warrant sweeps are part of our life-saving mission.”

Funding for the warrant sweep is provided by a grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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