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Marin Police Arrest 33 Suspected of Drunken Driving, Holiday Crackdown Continues

Two more DUI checkpoints are planned for San Rafael before the new year.

The first 10 days of local law enforcement's crackdown on drunken driving resulted in 33 DUI arrests, with two more checkpoints scheduled for the upcoming week, according to San Rafael Police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher. 

From Dec. 14 to 23, officers arrested 33 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and three more for outstanding DUI warrants, Rohrbacher said. 

Stormy weather caused one checkpoint to be canceled over the holiday weekend, but units from San Rafael, Novato and Mill Valley were out in saturation patrols.

San Rafael Sgt. Christopher Coale said 112 vehicles were stopped throughout Marin County.

San Rafael has two more checkpoints planned as part of the holiday crackdown that will end Jan. 1. One will be on Friday, Dec. 28 and another on Sunday, Dec. 30 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The checkpoints are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

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tony masi December 28, 2012 at 01:33 AM
I'd like to know more about the numbers. How many of the DUI arrests took place at the checkpoint? How many of the outstanding DUI warrant arrests took place at the checkpoint? Does the given number of 112 vehicles stopped in Marin County also include those vehicles stopped at the checkpoint? Do we know how many total vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint vs. the vehicles stopped elsewhere? If that simple data was reported, we could possibly deduce what methods are working best for our police in apprehending people driving under the influence. At the end of this holiday crackdown, maybe we can see a follow-up article that breaks down all the new numbers in a way that provides us a little more insight into the effectiveness of current police procedure.

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