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  • DUI scofflaws targeted by DA

    http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/282447.html

    Call it the DUI hall of shame.

    On Thursday, Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully's office posted a listing of the county's most-wanted drunken drivers on its Web site. Prosecutors are asking for the public's help in catching them.

    The effort is part of a larger project by Scully's office to clamp down on habitual drunken drivers and make area roads safer.

    The Recidivist DUI Program was established in February with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Its "Red Team" consists of a prosecutor and two criminal investigators.

    They target those who have at least one prior DUI, get arrested again and fail to show up in court. At that point a judge issues a bench warrant for their arrest, and Scully's investigators go into action.

    Many of those wanted can be easily found, but others can't. Those who prove the hardest to track down or who willfully ignore the efforts of law enforcement officers may see themselves on the Web site.

    Seventeen of the hardest cases went online Thursday, with photographs and brief descriptions at

    http://www.da.saccounty.net/DUIRecidivist

    under the heading "Most Wanted DUI Offenders."

    Among them are Igor Stebakov, a 23-year-old wanted for an alleged drunken driving accident in August 2004 that killed a man at Madison Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, according to district attorney's investigator Sam Gault.

    Stebakov initially was booked on a DUI, but the charge was upgraded after the injured man died, Gault said. By that time Stebakov had disappeared, possibly returning to Ukraine.

    Gault said efforts to find Stebakov, whose family still lives in the area, have been fruitless. Even his mother told Gault she has no idea where he is, the investigator said.

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    Originally posted by xraodcop View Post
    http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/282447.html

    Call it the DUI hall of shame.

    On Thursday, Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully's office posted a listing of the county's most-wanted drunken drivers on its Web site. Prosecutors are asking for the public's help in catching them.

    The effort is part of a larger project by Scully's office to clamp down on habitual drunken drivers and make area roads safer.

    The Recidivist DUI Program was established in February with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Its "Red Team" consists of a prosecutor and two criminal investigators.

    They target those who have at least one prior DUI, get arrested again and fail to show up in court. At that point a judge issues a bench warrant for their arrest, and Scully's investigators go into action.

    Many of those wanted can be easily found, but others can't. Those who prove the hardest to track down or who willfully ignore the efforts of law enforcement officers may see themselves on the Web site.

    Seventeen of the hardest cases went online Thursday, with photographs and brief descriptions at

    http://www.da.saccounty.net/DUIRecidivist

    under the heading "Most Wanted DUI Offenders."

    Among them are Igor Stebakov, a 23-year-old wanted for an alleged drunken driving accident in August 2004 that killed a man at Madison Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, according to district attorney's investigator Sam Gault.

    Stebakov initially was booked on a DUI, but the charge was upgraded after the injured man died, Gault said. By that time Stebakov had disappeared, possibly returning to Ukraine.

    Gault said efforts to find Stebakov, whose family still lives in the area, have been fruitless. Even his mother told Gault she has no idea where he is, the investigator said.
    The public needs to get fully behind this effort. DUI is one crime, and that's what it is, that often gets a lot of lip service from the politicians. It's great to see a DA actually trying to lock up some of the FTAs.

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