Eleven charged for failure to pay DWI fines

Feb 7, 2013 Full story: WKTV 11

Oneida County District Attorney, Scott D. McNamara has announced that a warrant sweep was conducted on February 6 to address bench warrants issued for failure to pay fines imposed on felony DWI convictions in Oneida County Court.

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Still on my High Horse

Rochester, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2013
Where did they find them? At Cavallos and at Varick St. bars?
Inquiring Minds

Utica, NY

#2 Feb 7, 2013
WHO ARE THESE LOSERS and why haven't their names been made public?
utican

New York, NY

#3 Feb 7, 2013
Better question would be how much money did we spend on this operation. I guarantee it is higher than the 5k they brought it. Bullcrap, this system is not going to last this way.
Yep

Camillus, NY

#4 Feb 7, 2013
utican wrote:
Better question would be how much money did we spend on this operation. I guarantee it is higher than the 5k they brought it. Bullcrap, this system is not going to last this way.
I believe sweeps like this need to be performed when individuals do not pay their fines. Otherwise what would be the incentive to pay a fine.

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

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#5 Feb 7, 2013
In Missouri they used to BOOT the car till the fine was paid.
Wacko

Avon, CT

#6 Feb 8, 2013
utican wrote:
Better question would be how much money did we spend on this operation. I guarantee it is higher than the 5k they brought it. Bullcrap, this system is not going to last this way.
What's your solution?
Too Logical

Utica, NY

#7 Feb 8, 2013
itsmejd wrote:
In Missouri they used to BOOT the car till the fine was paid.
Makes too much sense for the yahoos in LE here. They'd rather milk the system for overtime etc.
Just my thoughts

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 8, 2013
Part of the reason for arresting these deadbeats is to encourage the next group of criminals to pay THEIR fines. Justice delayed is justice denied. Yes, it costs money to enforce the law. It costs money to lock people up. It costs money to enforce the court decisions. What is the alternative?: To not arrest people driving while intoxicated? To slap them on the wrists when they are caught ? To give them sanctions or punishments that are not enforced? To just look the other way?

Not to be a jerk, but, if these people were your children......and you grounded them, took away their cell phone, etc and they just ignored their punishment, would you just walk away and say that it's just too much time, trouble, expense, to enforce your own rule? If you think it's not worth the time, trouble or expense, then you are part of the problem. That same stinkin thinkin is why society is screwed up.

Those who drive drunk are criminals. They jeopardize the lives and safety of you, me and our children. The fines they pay help pay for services and enforcement to keep you, me and our children alive. Suck it up.

Great job done by the warrant sqaud.
DUH HELLO ANYONE THERE

Astoria, NY

#9 Feb 8, 2013
You people obviously have no idea what happened. Just because someone gets a DWI doesn't make them a dirtbag. I know a person included in the 11 and his DWI was years and years ago. People make mistakes when they are young. And they are now paying their dues. MInd YOur Business and stop listening to the news!!!!!

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#10 Feb 8, 2013
Fight the power !!

“I Make you wonder”

Level 7

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#11 Feb 8, 2013
Just got home from jail. That was an ordeal. Now where did I put my drink.....

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