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The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation.

Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk driving offenders who are placed on probation must pay fines, attend drunk driving program classes and in some cases abstain from the use of and possession of alcohol.   The grant awarded to Solano County will allow probation officers to provide intensive supervision and monitoring to high risk DUI offenders.  Probation officers will enforce court orders with a goal of protecting the citizens of Solano County and preventing the re-arrest of probationers on new driving under the influence cases.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Solano County, Napa, or elsewhere in the Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, American Canyon, Napa, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

The San Rafael police department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2016.  The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Lincoln and Grand avenues.  Ask the conclusion one this drunk driving enforcement the police had cited only five unlicensed drivers and arrested on person for an outstanding warrant.   No DUI arrests were made.

The Marin County checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple DUI offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

The San Rafael Police Department will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint tonight from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Grand Avenue.  Marin County police agencies believe that DUI checkpoints have a deterrent effect in reducing the number of propel killed or injured in alcohol or drug involved accidents.

Tonights Drunk Diving checkpoint and all checkpoints are conducted at locations chosen based on collision statistics and the frequency of driving under the influence arrests.  San Rafael Police Officers state that such locations afford then the best opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.

Police departments throughout California believe that DUI Checkpoints, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, are proven strategies with the goal of removing drunk drivers from our highways. In Marin County, the Marin Avoid the 13 multi agency DUI task force, and Police Departments throughout the San Francisco Bay Area hold DUI checkpoints and conduct roving patrols to deter DUI drivers and to keep unlicensed drivers off the streets.

Marin County drivers arrest tonight for driving while impaired face possible jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and additional expenses that can sometimes exceed $10,000.
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The Solano County AVOID the 10 DUI Task Force conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 26, 2016, in the City of Dixon.  The Avoid the 10, comprised of police officers from Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, Rio Vista, Vallejo Benicia and the California Highway Patrol, held the Checkpoint on northbound Highway 113 between Industrial Way and Atkinson Road.

After the 6 hour DUI checkpoint officers had screened 460 cars but arrested only ten people.  Three drivers were arrested for driving on a suspended license, and seven were issued citations for driving without a license but no drivers were arrested for drunk driving.  Solano County Officers also, conducted field sobriety tests on four drivers.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Solano County or elsewhere in Northern California can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, Sonoma County law enforcement officers knocked on the doors of 92 people with outstanding DUI warrants.  Police officers acting on a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contacted violators throughout Sonoma County.  Of those 92 people contacted the police cited or arrested 12 and they now face the potential of jail time because they either failed to appear in court or violated their probation.

If a person is convicted of a DUI in Sonoma County they could be placed on probation with terms that they serve jail tie, pay fines and possibly that they not consume or possess alcohol.  In addition, any DUI arrest can result in the administrative suspicion of a drivers privilege to drive by the California DMV.

If you are arrested for drunk driving, or if you get a traffic ticket in Petaluma, Cotati, Cloverdale, Santa Rosa, or anywhere in Sonoma County call an experienced aggressive traffic ticket and DUI defense attorney for help.

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On August 20, 2016, City of Vallejo Police Officers conducted a six-hour long DUI and driver’s license checkpoint.  The checkpoint was held at the intersection of Sonoma Boulevard and Solano Avenue.  At the conclusion of the California Office of Traffic Safety funded drunk driving enforcement the Vallejo Police Department had arrested three drivers for suspicion of drunk driving.

The Vallejo Police Officers also reported that fifteen vehicles were impounded after drivers were found to have been driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.  Driving with a suspended license can result in probation, fines and possible jail time depending on why the persons license is suspended and whether he or she can clear the suspension and obtain a clear license.  A DUI and driver’s license suspension attorney can often get suspended license charges reduced if the driver can get their license.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Solano County, Napa, or elsewhere in the Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, American Canyon, Napa, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

On August 19, 2016 the Marin County multi police agency, Avoid the 13, DUI Task Force kicked off their participation in the Nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign with a checkpoint in the city of Sausalito.  Marin County law enforcement also held another checkpoint on August 27, 2016, in San Anselmo.

During the national DUI campaign, which concludes on the September 5, 2016 Labor Day Holiday, Marin County police officers will be conducing roving saturation patrols looking for drunk and impaired drivers.   In addition, Police, Sheriff, and the California Highway Patrol’s routine patrols will be extra vigilant looking for so called objective signs of impaired drivers.  Police officers routinely testify in court that bad driving such as weaving, swerving, not using turn signals or driving without headlights during darkness can be signs that a driver may be DUI.

The Avoid the 13 DUI Coalition aims to remind all Marin County drivers to plan ahead and designate a sober driver or arrange a sober ride home by calling an Uber, or a Lyft.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Avoid the Marin 13, Marin County’s multi agency DUI task force conducted a drunk driving checkpoint in Novato.  The checkpoint ran from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and resulted in two drunk driving arrests.  One other driver was arrested for possession narcotics and twenty two other drivers were issued citations for diving on a suspended license and/or various other traffic ticket moving violations.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County or elsewhere in the Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Novato, Mill Valley, Fairfax, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in San Rafael, Marin County and throughout the greater Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.

 

On May 18, 2016, Marin County CHP officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding when the driver refused to yield and took them on a chase into Sonoma County.  CHP officers eventually stopped the driver by placing spike strips on the highway in Petaluma.  The car ran over the spikes but the driver kept driving on flat tires until sparks caught the back of the car on fire.

The driver pulled off the highway in Cotati and when CHP officers approached her car they noticed two small children were in the back seat.  After detaining the driver and investigating whether she was under the influence the officers placed her under arrest.  The driver was subsequently charged by the Marin County District Attorney with recklessly evading police, child endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and resisting a police officer.

If you are arrested for DUI, p or child endangerment in San Anselmo, San Rafael, or Novato, call an experienced aggressive DUI attorney for help.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then fled the scene.  The CHP officer suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by helicopter to the hospital.

Responding CHP officers observed the driver, based on license plate information they had received from a tow truck driver, and pulled him over.  It was later determined that he was suspected of driving under the influence and he was arrested for DUI and hit and run.  The driver was apprehended several miles north of the hit-and-run collision location.

California law enforcement officers encourage people to not to drive after drinking and say that if you chose to drink then arrange for a designated driver or a safe ride home.  If a driver is arrested for a DUI a long and expensive process starts that can result in the automatic administrative suspension of the person’s driving privilege, probation, fines, possible jail time and mandatory attendance at a DUI school.