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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.

The City of San Rafael police have arrested a 32-year-old man after a shooting  was reported in the Safeway parking lot on B Street.

According to the police an officer in the area of the B Street Safeway heard gun shots on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, around 11:20 p.m.  Officers arrived on the scene and questioned a man but reported that there were no outstanding suspects and no danger to the community.  No one was injured in the shooting.

This morning, after searching the area of evidence, police arrested a San Rafael man on multiple violations including assault with a firearm, criminal threats and obstructing an officer.

The California Highway Patrol arrested 24 drivers for suspected driving under the influence over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend in Sonoma County.

CHP officers made traffic stops resulting in DUI arrests for speeding and making an illegal left turn. One driver was also arrested for drunk driving after crashing his car on Heather Land in West Sonoma County.

Four children were in the car of one suspected drunk driver and he will likely also be charged with child endangerment by the Sonoma County District Attorney. A conviction for a DUI while having passengers under the age of 14 in the car can result in enhanced penalties including additional jail time. Further, a person convicted of child endangerment will be placed on 4 years of probation and must attend mandatory parenting classes.

A 24 year old man arrested over the weekend was found to be driving without a license and was determined to be on probation. That driver fought with police officers and refused to get out of the police car. He was booked on charges of resisting an officer and violating his probation.
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26 year old Clinton Mark Dahms of Sonoma was arrested on Monday after driving his van through front yards and hitting a house in a Novato neighborhood.

Novato Police Officers said that Mr. Dahms drove his 1994 Pontiac through multiple lawns hitting shrubs, a tree, a parked car and retaining wall before smashing into a home on Rowland Blvd. Mr. Dahms ran from his Pontiac Van after hitting the parked car an pushing it into the residence.

It took three Novato Police officers to arrest Mr. Dahms after he ran through another home. He apparently did not cooperate with the officers and was booked into the Marin County Jail on a charge of resisting arrest. He was also booked for DUI, hit and run, being under the influence of a controlled substance, battery on a police officer and trespassing.

The case will now be reviewed by the Marin County District Attorney’s Office for a formal charging determination. The charges for which Mr. Dahm’s was arrested are mix of misdemeanors and felonies and if convicted he could be placed on probation with county jail time or he could be sent to the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, prison. Being under the influence of a controlled substance in violation of Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) carries a minimum sentence of 90 days in jail. If convicted in this case Mr. Dahms may be required to attend a driving under the influence program, make restitution for the damages he caused, and attend drug treatment.
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