Eleven charged for failure to pay DWI fines

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneida County District Attorney, Scott D. McNamara has announced that a warrant sweep was conducted on February 6 to address bench warrants issued for failure to pay fines imposed on felony DWI convictions in Oneida County Court.

Eleven individuals were taken into custody for failure to pay those fines and officials say that more than $5,000 in delinquent fines was paid as a result of the warrant sweep.

The sweep was organized and conducted by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of several agencies including, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the US Marshal's Office, Utica Police Department, Oneida County Probation Department, New York State Police VFW Division and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Members of the Oneida County District Attorney's Office, Rome Police Department Community Impact Unit and the New York Mills Police Department also assisted in this sweep.

Fines can be mailed to the Oneida County Court, 200 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501 or paid in person at the Oneida County Court Clerk's office located on the fourth floor of the Oneida County Court Building. Fines can be paid in cash, money order or bank check, but officials say no personal checks will be accepted. The court also does not accept payment by credit card. Money orders and bank checks should be made payable to "Oneida County Court."

Warrants will continue to be issued for those individuals who have not addressed their unpaid fines.

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