Six persons were arrested for having outstanding DUI warrants in Fontana, according to the Fontana Police Department.
On Aug. 19, police conducted a warrant service operation for individuals convicted of driving under the influence who failed to appear in court for a DUI case.
“The Fontana Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers from our roads,” said Sergeant Kurt Schlotterbeck. “The goal is to heighten awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.”
Individuals caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. Special DUI warrant service operations, along with regularly scheduled “high visibility” DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs, police said.
During the warrant service operation, in addition to the six arrests, due diligence was served on 71 warrants, police said.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.