San Rafael, CA – February 8, 2012. Avoid the Marin 13 allied agencies conducted a County wide Task Force on Sunday, February 5, 2012. The operation was staffed by eighteen officers and a supervisor. The units took to the streets at 3:30 PM and continued a focused enforcement effort until 10:00 PM.
One hundred and one drivers were stopped through Marin County resulting in seventeen field sobriety tests being administered. Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. The arrests were made by personnel from the Tiburon Police Department and the Marin County Sherriff’s Department.
Additionally one driver with a suspended license was arrested, and four unlicensed drivers were cited and released. Seventeen moving safety violations were issued.
“Our message is simple and unwavering: if we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions,” said Chief Bishop. “Even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life.”
The national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by NHTSA with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign combining high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity. For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.