Crash in San Rafael Causes Power Outage and Results in DUI Arrest

A driver who crashed into and sheared off a power poll in San Rafael on October 17, 2015, was arrested for driving under the influence.  The traffic accident caused a power outage and after the San Rafael Police conduced a DUI investigation it was determined that the driver was intoxicated and he was arrested for drunk driving.

Police 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.

The length of the DUI school depends on a person’s blood alcohol level and whether they have any prior convictions. There is only one DUI school in Marin County, in San Rafael.