Merced Police arrested eight people in a DUI warrant sweep on Wednesday.
The sweep targeted people wanted for not showing up to court following drunken driving arrests. Officers pulled 30 warrants for the sweep and two teams moved through Merced neighborhoods to make the arrests. Many suspects had moved and police were unable to obtain their new addresses, according to a press release.
Police arrested Isaac Jade Smith, 35, Vernesha Hewitt, 31, Oscar Daniel Gonzalez, 22, Francisco Padilla-Alvare, 20, Matthew Weldon Pemberton, 27, Melissa Marie Johnson, 27, Corena Yvonne Pruneda, 35, and Ryan Mitchell Lander, 25.