For Immediate Release
Date: December 21, 2022 11:45 AM
The San Rafael Police Department is Conducting DUI Patrols for the Holidays
San Rafael, CA - The San Rafael Police Department will be conducting DUI Patrols from now through January 1, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) during this holiday season.
These patrols are part of the ongoing “Stick to a Go Safely Game Plan” that was announced on December 14th and runs through to New Year’s Day. The extra enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, with the goal of stopping suspected impaired drivers who put others on the road at risk.
“Impaired driving is preventable,” Sergeant Justin Graham said. “It’s a choice. If you’ve been drinking or taking drugs that impair you, make the right choice by finding a sober driver or alternate transportation to take you places.”
SRPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: December 21, 2022 11:46 PST by Sergeant Justin Graham