Amnesty Period In Socorro Leads to Warrant Roundup
POSTED: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 8:13am
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.