San Rafael, CA – May 29, 2013. The Memorial Day Weekend Avoid the 13 DUI Campaign has concluded with the deployment of one Sobriety Checkpoint, special DUI Saturation Patrols, and officers on routine patrol focusing special attention towards the impaired driver and working to lower deaths/injuries on our streets and highways.
From 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 24th through midnight Monday, May 27th officers representing 13 Marin County law enforcement agencies arrested 24 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, four DUI warrants were served. By comparison, 12 DUI arrests occurred over the same four-day holiday weekend period in 2012. Law enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid Anti-DUI efforts throughout the county and region during the Independence Day holiday period and the 18 day campaign in August ending Labor Day weekend.
Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1! anytime you encounter that dangerous driver. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.