Amnesty Period In Socorro Leads to Warrant Roundup

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POSTED: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:13am

SOCORRO - El Paso drivers with warrants in Socorro got a pre-dawn knock at the door from the Socorro Police Department.

Four teams of officers, lead by the Socorro municipal court bailiff, concentrated on warrants in east El Paso and Socorro.

The city is owed more than $1.27 million dollars worth of traffic violation fines in the last two years and Socorro is making these warrants a priority.

Four violators who had more than 10 warrants and owed more than $3,307 were rousted from their homes before daylight this morning.

Those who wanted to pay their fines and court costs were cut loose, while those who chose not to pay were booked into El Paso County Jail.

A month long amnesty period that ended yesterday brought forward 101 drivers who owed $26,576 dollars.

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And while you're doing warrant roundups, check to see there legal status. I guarantee everyone living there are illegal.

I don't know where you come up with those ideas because I have lived in. Igno socorro all my life and I'm not illegal, and neither is my family. Its funny how someone named "teresa garcia" would have anything to say about illegals because I'm sure your hispanic. Ignorant ppl. Thumbs up to the socorro police dept!

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