DUI Crackdown For Labor Day Weekend

A checkpoint planned for Friday at 6 p.m. in San Anselmo is part of a Marin-wide crackdown on impaired drivers. Officers have arrested 56 people from Aug. 17 to Aug. 28 for driving under the influence.


Marin residents may want to think twice before drinking and driving this holiday weekend. 

In addition to a DUI and drivers license checkpoint set for Friday, August 31 in San Anselmo, officials throughout the county will be looking for impaired drivers this Labor Day weekend. The San Anselmo checkpoint begins at 6 p.m. Check back for more details about its location.

The checkpoint is part of , which runs from Aug, 17 to Sept. 3.

San Anselmo Police Officer Robert French said the Twin Cities Police Department will be working with the campaign at different sites. The Twin Cities Police have been working closely with the San Anselmo Police Department for months, sharing resources and manpower.

There are no scheduled DUI checkpoints in Larkspur or Corte Madera, however. The Twin Cities Police reported three arrests for driving under the influence during the past two weeks, from August 15-28.

Marin County law enforcement officers have arrested 56 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs from Aug. 17 to Aug. 28. Last year, officials made 38 arrests in the same timeframe.

Officials , in favor of roving patrols from a countywide DUI strike team including all 13 law enforcement agencies.

The Marin-wide crackdown on impaired driving kicked off Aug. 17 with a  at the intersection of Manuel T Freitas Parkway and Las Gallinas Avenue in San Rafael, The checkpoint resulted in no arrests for drunken driving, according to the San Rafael Police Department. One of the drivers had a $15,000 misdemeanor warrant for prostitution from San Bernardino County, while two other drivers operating with suspended licenses were arrested.

Marin officials also cracked down on those who have been arrested for driving under the influence but are still driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license. On Aug. 21, officers from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office issued 14 citations and one arrest at a Marin County Courts sting. They focused on offenders who left the court and drove away, despite their DMV suspension orders or a judge’s court order to not drive without a valid license. The repeat offenders may face additional trips to court, fines, longer driver’s license suspension or jail time. 

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Tracy August 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM
The DUI checkpoints might seem like a pain in the arse; but it just might save your life and others that are on the road.
Rocky August 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Hopefully the "Drive Sober or get Pulled Over" campaign will run continuously throughout the year.


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