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.