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Police Warn: Stay Alive, Don't Drink & Drive

Restaurants and bars, cab companies and law enforcement are all working to reduce DUIs during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Been working hard? Well, the Labor Day holiday weekend is finally here, which means most people have an extra day off to relax and celebrate.

It also means local law enforcement agencies throughout Marin County will set up checkpoints looking for anyone driving under the influence as part of , which runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

The best advice for avoiding a DUI ticket, or even a night in jail?

"Don't drink and rive. Call a taxi or get a ride," said San Anselmo Police Officer Robert French, who also works with Twin Cities Police traffic enforcement.

Twin Cities Police arrested three people for driving under the influence between Aug. 15-28, but there will be extra patrols around Marin through Monday.

"We always call cabs for people who need them," said Sarah Aljenani, manager at Marin Brewing Company. "If they refuse the ride, sometimes we'll offer to pay the cab for them."

Ash at Yellow Cab in Corte Madera said restaurants and bars will often call cab companies for their clientele, especially during the holidays.

"Don't drive under the influence," advised Ash, who chose not to give his last name.

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Rocky September 02, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Nice to know that restaurants will call a cab, if their patrons has had too much.

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