Marin County DUI Checkpoint Press Releases
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San Rafael - February 5, 2012
San Rafael, CA - The
Avoid the 13 Marin County DUI Campaign is reminding football fans watching this year's Super Bowl game with friends and family to make the right decision before kickoff and game plan in a designated sober driver. Law Enforcement joins with the national "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" message from the National Football League (NFL), the California office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition.
The Avoid the 13 DUI Task Force will be deploying special roving DUI patrols on Sunday, February 5
th throughout Marin looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the tale-tell signs of an intoxicated driver behind the wheel.
In 2010, over 10,000 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Californian, this deadly crime led to 791 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.
"We're reminding everyone that real Super Bowl Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," said San Rafael Police Chief Diana Bishop. "We are asking all party hosts and bar owners to take extra good care of designated sober drivers this year. Drafting a designated driver this weekend will be the correct play call for a sure win."
The Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk message supports the league-wide designated-driver campaign called Responsibility Has Its Rewards. Celebrating its ninth season in 2011, the campaign encourages fans to participate in designated-driver programs supported by beer and concessionaire companies at every NFL stadium nationwide. The
Responsibility Has Its Rewards Super Bowl XLVI winners were randomly selected Designated Drivers for the Season from the AFC Champion and NFC Champion teams. They attend the 2012 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI. Rewarding responsible behavior is just as important to the
Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk safety message as reminding fans about the risks of drinking and driving.
Novato - January 14, 2012
Novato police will stage a sobriety and driver license checkpoint from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in the city.
Drivers caught driving impaired could face jail time, license suspension and insurance premium increases, in addition to fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for the checkpoint came from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
San Rafael - September 30, 2011
San Rafael Police have scheduled a DUI and driver's license checkpoint for this Friday, September 30th on eastbound Third Street at Union Street. The checkpoint will start at 6 p.m. and may relocate later in the evening to northbound Irwin Street at Fifth Avenue.
This event is funded by a STEP (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.