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Zachary PD cracking down on 5,000 outstanding warrants

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) -

The Zachary Police Department is cracking down on their massive backlog of outstanding warrants, one going back to 1975 for a speeding ticket.

Police officers began going door-to-door on Monday to clear up the backlog. Dozens of people have come forward to pay up and others have been arrested.

Chief David McDavid says the warrants range from simple seatbelt violations to DWI to domestic violence felonies.

If you think one of those warrants could be for you, the Chief says you need to call the Zachary Clerk of Courts office at 225-654-0044 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and they'll let you know what you need to do.

The police department issued a warning saying if you don't take care of the outstanding warrant, you could be spending the holidays in jail.

The police department will continue searching for outstanding warrant offenders until the backlog is cleared.

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