La Mesa Police conducted a sting operation at the El Cajon Courthouse looking for those driving with a suspended license due to drunk driving, according to lamesa.patch.com.
Once convicted of driving under the influence, the court usually places the person on probation, their license is suspended, and they are ordered to attend a meeting that is hosted by MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The three hour sting was at the courthouse where MADD panel meetings take place.
13 drivers out of 171 that were contacted were alleged to be driving on a suspended or revoked license. They were issued a citation, their cars impounded, and a hold was placed on the vehicles.
Under Vehicle Code Section 14601.2, if you are convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked license due to a DUI, the penalty for a first offense is a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail and a fine of $300 – $1000. The penalty for a second offense within five years is a mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail and a fine of $500 – $2000.
These stings are conducted approximated four times a year. They are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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