Thousands of fugitives turn themselves in

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OVER 4,500 people with warrants out for their arrest turned themselves into the cops during New Jersey’s “fugitive safe surrender” program.

The program allows people who have been hiding from low-level offenses, often because they cannot afford hefty fines and fear arrest, to pay their debt and move on.

Nearly two-thirds of the people who turned themselves in were wanted for traffic violations. About one-third were wanted for misdemeanor criminal warrants, and the rest for child support, family court or probation warrants.

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