The Marin County Avoid the 13 has County wide drunk driving saturation patrols planned for this weekend. Drivers planning on celebrating Cinco de Mayo by drinking margaritas, tequila, or cerveza should also plan on having a designated driver.
Marin Counties' multi agency DUI Task Force has assigned officers to a special saturation patrol and will be looking for impaired drivers. Funding for this drunk driving enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Drivers arrested for a DUI face the possibility of jail time, the loss of their driving privilege, fines and mandatory attendance at a DUI school if convicted. The costs of defending a drunk driving case can sometimes exceed $10,000.