Why YOU can get cited and your vehicle impounded by driving to the MADD Program with a restricted or suspended drivers license By Daniel Smith

Many people believe that when you have a restricted drivers license or a suspended drivers license you may drive to and from the MADD Victim Impact Panel. This IS NOT the case. You can and often will be cited for driving on a suspended license and often times your vehicle can and will be impounded.

Sheriff’s Deputies and officers from the County’s Avoid the 14 Taskforce conducted a driver license court sting operation on Wednesday, December 28th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Vista Courthouse on South Melrose Drive. Deputies and officers targeted DUI offenders who were driving while unlicensed or driving on a suspended license. The court sting was held in conjunction with a MADD victim impact panel being held at the courthouse.

357 drivers were contacted. Of those, 67 vehicles were sent into a secondary screening area, 25 Vehicles were towed, 15 citations were issued for driving on a suspended license, 11 citations were issued for driving without a license and 1 arrest was made for driving on a suspended license with multiple convictions. Some offenders will face new charges and others may face jail time, added fees or have their vehicles impounded for 30 days.

If you or a loved one was charged with a DUI, driving on a suspended license or a related crime, please contact our office at (619)258-8888, for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Watch below to see the Sting take place in Vista