in courthouses throughout California police agencies are conducting stings where they watch people who’s licenses have been suspended drive away from court. In Murrieta, Riverside County, six people who were not supposed to be driving due to pending DUI cases were cited last week.
The Murrieta Police Department’s went under cover at the Riverside County Southwest Justice Center and staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive. Police officers stopped ten drivers that they followed from courtrooms. Of those drivers, four were in compliance with the law as they had made arrangements for alternate means of transportation. However, six people were stopped and cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license, and some of those people’s vehicles were impounded.
Anyone caught and convicted of driving on a suspended license as a result of a DUI conviction faces an additional sentence of probation, possible jail time, fines and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicle they own or operate.