When a judge orders you not to drive, it’s a good idea to not immediately get behind the wheel as you’re leaving court.
At Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, individuals charged with driving-related crimes such as DUI were brought before a judge who notified them that their licenses had been suspended. As such, they were no longer permitted to drive. As they were leaving, deputies followed them out of the courtroom to find out how they were getting home.
While many had arranged with others for getting a ride home or by taking public transit, three individuals proceeded to get behind the wheel of their own vehicle and drive home. These offenders were stopped by deputies in the area. They were arrested at the scene and charged with driving on a suspended license. They will now face additional jail time, fines, and an even longer driver’s license suspension than they were originally given.