On December 18, 22015, the Marin County Probation Department conducted several unannounced probation searches on residences of probationers with long histories of drunk driving. Of the 25 searches conducted officers found only one person in violation of court orders.
Probation officers, acting as part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, along with officers from the Novato Police Department, searched homes in unincorporated areas of Marin, Novato, San Rafael, Fairfax, San Anselmo and Sausalito. Oe Probation Officer said the searches were based in part on whether the DUI probationers were considered to be dangerous to the community should they drink alcohol and have access to a vehicle.
If a person is convicted of a multiple offense DUI in Marin County they could be placed on probation with terms that they not consume or possess alcohol. In addition, any DUI arrest can result in the administrative suspicion of a drivers privilege to drive by the California DMV.