19 Arrested During Temecula Area DUI, Traffic Warrant Sweep

The sweep was conducted Wednesday in Temecula and surrounding unincorporated county areas, with the majority of arrestees wanted on outstanding DUI warrants, a police sergeant said.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Nineteen people were arrested Wednesday when the Temecula Police Department Traffic Division and the California Highway Patrol-Temecula Office conducted a warrant sweep.

“The goal was to locate and arrest subjects who had outstanding warrants related to traffic offenses within the city of Temecula and the outlying county area,” Temecula police Sgt. Dean Spivacke stated in a news release issued Thursday.

The majority of those taken into custody had outstanding warrants related to alleged DUI offenses, Spivacke told Patch.

A few others had allegedly failed to appear in court for traffic offenses, he said.

The names of those arrested were not disclosed.

The warrant sweep was part of several Spivacke said will be conducted this year in Temecula and the county areas that are within the jurisdiction of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station.

TemeKoala January 24, 2014 at 02:48 PM
@TVORetarded @Austin Powers @ SA- The resources are setup to protect local business that sell alcohol and a casino that starts with a P. That's simply it, you don't really have to research that much to find that the banks control the cops all the way down to small time local Temecula. The banksters own those cops that show up protecting the business every time there is a protest or gathering.
TemeKoala January 24, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Cops in general are great people, but that doesn't change the fact that they are owned by Bank of America and Wells Fargo. They are just slaves of the system that wouldn't hesitate to shoot your ass if directed to do so. Mindless sheep, but good people that need to question their orders more often.
KB January 25, 2014 at 02:44 AM
@ valleycat I agree with most of what you said except that"cops in general are great people." A very, very dangerous assumption to make, naive as well.
Brenda January 25, 2014 at 05:53 AM
I think someone is missing the point of this article. 19 people were arrested, with the majority of arrestees wanted on outstanding DUI warrants, a police sergeant said. Ok, now these were 19 guys who did not show up for court and a warrant was issued because our wonderful system had let them out on bail. So, we have to have a crew of Police and Highway patrols go out and round them up and take them back to Jail to be rebooked, and then again bailed out. Whew, and yes while we pay for all of it again because these morons do NOT show up. If we were setting higher bails for DUI's, and the damn bail companies made sure they got a piece of important collateral, house, car!! then maybe these guys would show up for court. That is what this article is about and if we just left those caught DUI in jail with a blanket and pillow we would not have to go to the expense of having to hunt them down.


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