The San Rafael Police Department reports that Marin County Police agencies made three drunk driving arrests during a county-wide DUI crackdown on Thanksgiving eve.
Marin law enforcement agencies ran a DUI saturation patrol from 6 p.m. and to 3 a.m. on November 21, 2012 and made 28 vehicle stops. Police officers conducted four field sobriety tests and three drivers were arrested. Police officers in San Rafael and Tiburon made the arrests.
A DUI in California is punished as a violation of Vehicle Code section 23140, 23152 or 23153. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the blood alcohol level and the driver’s prior record the punishment can range from 0 days to 1 year in county jail. A first offender over 21 years of age in Marin County will get probation with mandatory fines and attendance at a DUI program if convicted.
If you are arrested for drunk driving, or if you get a traffic ticket in Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito, or anywhere in Marin County call an experienced aggressive traffic ticket and DUI defense attorney for help.
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