San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Tonight, July 22, 2011

The City of San Rafael Police Department will be holding a DUI checkpoint tonight, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint will be conducted on East Francisco Boulevard at Morphew Street in both directions.

Police departments throughout Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area run DUI checkpoints in an effort to deter DUI drivers and to keep unlicensed drivers off the streets. Drunk driving checkpoints are legal provided that the police follow guidelines including the giving of advance notice to motorists, the use of proper warning signs and lighting and a neutral based formula for stopping cars.

Friday night’s DUI checkpoint will be funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 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, Tiburon, Kentfield, 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, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in San Rafael, Mill Valley 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.