DUI Checkpoint in San Rafael Nets 2 DUI Arrests, Other Alleged Violations

The weekend operation was held at the intersection of East Francisco Boulevard and Morphew Street.

By Bay City News Service:  

The first San Rafael DUI checkpoint of the summer resulted in two arrests and a variety of citations Friday night, according to police.
Between 6 and 11 p.m. on Friday San Rafael police conducted the DUI checkpoint at the intersection of East Francisco Boulevard and Morphew Street. During that time, police say 769 vehicles passed through the operation.

Police issued four field sobriety checks, which resulted in two arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to the two arrests, police issued four traffic violations and 16 citations to unlicensed drivers. They also towed four vehicles during the operation.

A male driver traveling through the checkpoint with a female passenger was also stopped and found to have an outstanding warrant from San Mateo County for a prior drunk driving arrest, according to police.

Checkpoints, strike teams and other enforcement activities will take place throughout the summer in San Rafael to promote public safety, police said. 

Michael June 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM
what does all of this cost us taxpayers? Looks like there might be some overtime pay involved her for these night time traps? Is this really worth it for such a small result? Do taxpayers have any say in authorizing these things? Anyone know?
Michael June 24, 2014 at 03:36 PM
I love how our politicians have worked tirelessly on attempts to soften our ever increasing tax burden by switching to calling them new names like 'grants', 'bonds' and 'fees' or whatever. It's all taxes that we must pay for and it (taxing) is out of control. This use of tax money is a real waste in my book. And in fact when you go through one of these check points you are presumed guilty unless you can prove otherwise.


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