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Members from the Palm Desert Traffic Services Team arrested four people for violating court orders not to drive from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. during a “Court Sting” operation at the Riverside County Courthouse in Indio, Sheriff’s officials reported today.
Police staked out DUI offenders whose licenses were revoked or suspended. They also searched for unlicensed offenders suspected of DUI, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
Officers followed 20 offenders to their vehicles after the offenders had exited courtrooms. The officers wanted to make sure DUI offenders were not driving, according to the report.
Of the 20 people who were followed, four people chose to get into their vehicles and drive away rather than arranging for an alternate form of transportation, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Adams said.
Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting officers and arrested, according to Adams.
The four people were booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio and their vehicles were impounded, Adams said.
The operation was conducted through a grant from The California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Traffic Safety Administration.