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Former DUI Offenders Checked for Compliance

Four people found in violation on unannounced visits by Probation, CHP.
Two probation officers check belongs of a former DUI offender for evidence of alcohol or drugs.
 March 19, 2024

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San Rafael, CAOn March 18, the Marin County Probation Department collaborated with the California Highway Patrol to conduct unannounced checks on local probationers with previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol. Four offenders were found in violation for being under the influence of alcohol. 

Probation planned a sweep of 44 DUI offenders’ residences to check on compliance with the terms of their probation. Five teams of Probation and CHP officers searched the homes of 25 convicted offenders. Officers also checked interlock devices on vehicles and breathalyzed those contacted.

Of the four offenders found in violation, one person was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail. The remaining three were transported to a local hospital for medical clearance and sent to the Helen Vine Recovery Center in San Rafael. A date is scheduled in Marin County Superior Court to discuss possible interventions to include possible jail sanctions.

“Driving under the influence impacts our community, and partnering with other agencies illustrates our concerted efforts focused on public safety,” said Probation Chief Marlon Washington. “Probation’s focus on limiting alcohol-related incidents continues to be a priority, and in-person compliance checks are imperative to reducing the likelihood of incidents.” 

The operation and resources were made possible by an Office of Traffic and Safety grant awarded yearly to the Marin County Probation Department since 2019.


Page updated March 20, 2024