Four people were arrested in Napa County on Super Bowl Sunday in a special enforcement operation aimed at targeting drunken drivers, according to a news release from the Napa Police Department.
The “Avoid the 9” Napa County DUI Coalition stopped 54 vehicles during a special citywide operation that ran from 7 p.m. to midnight, the release said. The operation netted four suspected intoxicated drivers, though the Napa jail booking report indicates several others were also arrested on suspicion of DUI.
A fifth driver was arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, police said. An officer working the operation conducted a records check on a Honda Accord that was driving in the area of Jefferson and George streets and found that it had been reported stolen out of Vallejo, police allege.
The officer stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Lincoln Avenue and Main Street, police said. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 47-year-old Jeffrey Alan Sutton of Vallejo, was removed from the vehicle.
Sutton, who had an expired driver’s license, was arrested on suspicion of auto theft, violating parole, violating probation and possessing burglary tools. He was booked into the Napa County jail.
Funding for the special enforcement — in which officers from the Napa Police Department, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Napa division of the California Highway Patrol, American Canyon PD, St. Helena PD and Calistoga PD were invited to participate — was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.