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Date and Time of Incident: 7-9-08
Subject: Warrant Sweep


On 7-9-08, the Sonora Police Department with the assistance from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department conducted a driving under the influence and driving on a suspended drivers’ license warrants sweep. These warrants were issued because people had either; failed to appear in court, failed to pay fines or violated their probation for driving under the influence or driving on a suspended license.

The officers attempted to serve 16 warrants throughout Tuolumne County. However, only two people were arrest. The two people arrested were;

  1. David Sean Johnson, 9-1-81 of Sonora, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear for driving on a suspended drivers’ license and speeding.
  2. Mark Stephen Morgan, 1-16-61 of Tuolumne, was arrested on three warrants. The warrants were for violation of probation for driving under the influence, driving on a suspended drivers’ license because of a DUI conviction, false registration and no proof of insurance.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Another sweep will be conducted with in the next few months.

For more information contact Lt. Stinson at the Sonora Police Department, phone (209) 532-8141.