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The Santa Rosa Area California Highway Patrol arrested 16 DUI suspects on the weekend from June 9-11, 2017.  That is the weekend traditionally marking the beginning of the summer driving season.

Over the winter and in the spring the CHP reports that they usually arrest 10-15 drunk driving suspects per weekend but that the number of arrests increases to 15-20 per weekend during the summer.

Sonoma County drivers face an estimated $10,000.00 in expenses for a first DUI.   A conviction for DUI with injury, where someone other than the driver was injured, results in a one year driver license suspension.  Court fines and costs can be more than $2,000.00 and drivers must also pay for attendance at a driving under the influence program and increased insurance premiums. Continue reading
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The Los Angeles Police Department will be running three DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday June 16, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The drunk driving checkpoints will take place in Koreatown, Hollywood and Sherman Oaks.

In addition, the LAPD will be out in force conducting a DUI saturation patrol from 5 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday.   Los Angeles Police officer have stated that they investigated over 2,400 driving under the influence-related accidents resulting in 21 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries in 2016.

Police officers throughout California believe that DUI Checkpoints, along with high visibility DUI saturation patrols, are proven strategies for removing drunk drivers from our roads. 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.
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The Santa Rosa police department will be running a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Friday, June 16, 2017. The checkpoint will be conducted from 7:00 p.m. on Friday until 3:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers from the Santa Rosa police department aim to crack down on drunk driving, which they indicate has caused more than 500 accidents and almost 200 injuries in the last three years.  They state that DUI checkpoints reduce crashes involving impaired driving by almost twenty percent.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Sonoma County, Marin, or elsewhere in the Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Novato, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

A man arrested for drunk driving on May 27, 2017, after being pulled over for running a red light disputed a Sebastopol police officer’s claims that he was impaired and was falling down drunk, because he could play hopscotch and do math equations.  Sebastopol Police indicate that the suspect ran a traffic light at Sebastopol and Petaluma avenues and a breath alcohol tested showed that he had a blood alcohol content slightly above the legal limit of 0.08%.

Although the driver contended, that he wasn’t driving under the influence because he could play hopscotch and perform mathematics equations, the Sebastopol Police stressed that a driver need not be stumbling drunk or sloppy drunk  in order for their driving ability to be effected by substances, including alcohol, marijuana, and, over-the-counter prescription medicines

Sonoma and Marin County drivers face an estimated $10,000.00 expense for a first DUI and a conviction for DUI with injury, where someone other than the driver was injured, results in a one year driver license suspension.  Court fines and costs can be more than $2,000.00 and drivers must also pay for attendance at a driving under the influence program and increased insurance premiums. Continue reading
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During the week of May 21, 2017, Marin County law enforcement agencies conduced multi-agency operation targeting 17 specific DUI offenders on supervised probation.  During that countywide sting officers made arrests in Novato and Tiburon for violations of probation.

Five law enforcement teams including Marin County Probation Officers and Novato Police Officers split up across the county conducing searches of residences and cars belonging to DUI offenders.  Any driver on probation who was found to be under the influence of alcohol, in violation of the terms of their probation, was transported to Helen Vine Recovery Center in San Rafael.

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.
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Over Memorial Day weekend in Napa County several organizations including MADD and Napa law enforcement agencies teamed up to inform the public about alternatives to drunk driving.  With the BottleRock music festival in town for the Holiday weekend Napa residents and tourists alike were encouraged to get a safe ride home or to book a hotel room.

Concert goers had many safe travel options including Vine Transit, which is offered extended hours, and Uber which ran a $15 off promotion for new riders from May 26-30.

An arrest for Drunk Driving in Napa can cost a driver several thousand dollars in fines and attorney fees and can result in probation with possible jail time, mandatory attendance at a DUI school and a driver’s license suspension.

The San Rafael police department arrested a 29 year old man after receiving a 911 call of reckless driving in the Canal area.  Officers from the central Marin County city arrested the driver for felony driving under the influence causing injury, and driving with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, felony hit and run with an injury, and driving without a license.

A San Rafael citizen, who called 911 followed the suspected drunk driver and tackled and detained him before the police officers arrived.  After retracing the drive’s route San Rafael Police Officers determined that he was involved in seven hit and run collisions in the Canal Neighborhood.

A drunk driving conviction for a first offense in San Rafael or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple DUI offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

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The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation.

Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk driving offenders who are placed on probation must pay fines, attend drunk driving program classes and in some cases abstain from the use of and possession of alcohol.   The grant awarded to Solano County will allow probation officers to provide intensive supervision and monitoring to high risk DUI offenders.  Probation officers will enforce court orders with a goal of protecting the citizens of Solano County and preventing the re-arrest of probationers on new driving under the influence cases.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Solano County, Napa, or elsewhere in the Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, American Canyon, Napa, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

The San Rafael police department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2016.  The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Lincoln and Grand avenues.  Ask the conclusion one this drunk driving enforcement the police had cited only five unlicensed drivers and arrested on person for an outstanding warrant.   No DUI arrests were made.

The Marin County checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple DUI offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.

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.
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