Accident on 101 in Marin County leads to DUI and Hit and Run arrest

41 year old John R. Forbes of Cloverdale was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI and hit and run. The CHP reported that Mr. Forbes rear ended another car at about 4:30 p.m. near Spencer Avenue on northbound Highway 101 near Sausalito. He was arrested around 5:00 p.m. while driving near Rohnert Park in Sonoma County.

Officers said that Mr. Forbes drove off before medics arrived to treat the other driver and take her to the hospital. The rear end collision caused the diver of the other vehicle to crash into the center divider.

The District Attorney will be making a charging determination after the CHP officers booked Mr. Forbes for felony drunk driving and hit and run. He was set to be arraigned Tuesday in the Marin County Superior Court. If he is convicted of a felony driving under the influence charge he could be sentenced to state prison for up to 3 years on a first offense and he faces the possibility of having his driver license revoked for at least 1 year and for two or more years if he has any prior convictions or DMV administrative suspensions for driving under the influence.

If you are charged with a DUI in Marin County you could be punished with probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail for a misdemeanor first offense under the California Vehicle Code. Punishment is greater for people with multiple offenses for driving under the influence. Whether arrested for DUI in San Rafael, Mill Valley, Novato, or San Francisco, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

For more information about driving under the influence charges in Marin County, Cloverdale and throughout the San Francisco 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.