More than $100,000 collected during amnesty period last month
In an effort to reduce the number of outstanding traffic warrants, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso County Justices of the Peace, and El Paso County Constables joined together to offer an amnesty period from February 17-28. During that time, the Justice of the Peace courts offered people the opportunity to pay an outstanding traffic warrant and receive a waiver so that nothing was owed for failing to appear in court during the amnesty period. The public was also made aware of a round up following the amnesty period.
On March 4, 5, and 6, The Sheriff’s Office, El Paso County Constables, and Texas DPS Troopers went out in search for those who failed to pay for their outstanding traffic warrants.
In all, 81 people were arrested, 21 people were released upon payment of their warrants, and 60 were booked into the Detention Facility. During the round up $25,275 was collected by the El Paso County Constables. That’s on top of $103,931 collected at Justice of the Peace courts during the amnesty period.