Crime - Sacto 911

DUI offenders targeted in special enforcement operation; 16 arrested

Friday the 13th proved unlucky for Sacramento-area DUI offenders who failed to obey their court orders.

Sixteen people were arrested during a Sacramento County Probation Department operation targeting high-risk offenders convicted of driving under the influence.

The special enforcement operation was conducted in cooperation with the Sacramento Police Department in an effort to make sure DUI offenders were complying with their court orders, according to a Probation Department news release.

During the operation, 91 preliminary alcohol screening tests were administered, four of which tested positive. In addition, 11 offenders were cited and their vehicles towed by the Police Department for driving on a suspended license, the news release said.

Of the 16 people arrested, nine were arrested for violating the terms of their probation conditions, one was arrested for a felony no-bail warrant and six were arrested for violating their post-release supervision conditions, according to the news release.

Funding for the operation was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy