DALLAS — Something as simple as a traffic ticket is leading to arrests across the state.
The sixth annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup started early Saturday morning. The Dallas City Marshal's Office joined officers across North Texas arresting people with unpaid tickets and warrants.
Some are busted for unrelated crimes. Officers found marijuana on one man they went to arrest for something else. They said it's a good example of why people should pay their tickets without delay.
"We went on a lot of door-knocks, looking for people at their houses," said Chief Deputy Paul Hansen of the Dallas City Marshal's Office. "We're going to be going to their jobs, we'll go to their schools if necessary."
Last year, the City of Dallas alone cleared about 7,000 warrants during the roundup.
The Marshal's office said more people also show up to pay the tickets on their own as the campaign continues.