On August 19, 2016 the Marin County multi police agency, Avoid the 13, DUI Task Force kicked off their participation in the Nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign with a checkpoint in the city of Sausalito. Marin County law enforcement also held another checkpoint on August 27, 2016, in San Anselmo.
During the national DUI campaign, which concludes on the September 5, 2016 Labor Day Holiday, Marin County police officers will be conducing roving saturation patrols looking for drunk and impaired drivers. In addition, Police, Sheriff, and the California Highway Patrol’s routine patrols will be extra vigilant looking for so called objective signs of impaired drivers. Police officers routinely testify in court that bad driving such as weaving, swerving, not using turn signals or driving without headlights during darkness can be signs that a driver may be DUI.
The Avoid the 13 DUI Coalition aims to remind all Marin County drivers to plan ahead and designate a sober driver or arrange a sober ride home by calling an Uber, or a Lyft.
A drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County 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 Novato, Mill Valley, Fairfax, or San Rafael, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in San Rafael, Marin County and throughout the greater Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.