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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: December 08, 2022 10:45 AM

SRPD Holding DUI Checkpoint Friday, December 16, 2022

San Rafael, CA, – The San Rafael Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM at an undisclosed location. 

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Police Chief David Spiller said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

SRPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Drivers 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.

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Posted: December 08, 2022 10:38 PST by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: December 08, 2022 10:45 PST by Justin Graham


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