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Gary Arnone Arrested Twice for DUI in One Day in Marin County

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A San Rafael man was arrested twice Thursday on suspicion of DUI, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Marin County law enforcement agencies were asked to be on the lookout for an errant driver in a Ford sedan in the Marinwood area early Thursday morning, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

A Marin County sheriff’s deputy saw a parked vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle in a parking lot on Marinwood Avenue, Barclay said. When the deputy approached the vehicle around 1:15 a.m., the driver drove over a raised curb and a sidewalk and backed off the curb before turning onto the street, Barclay said.

The deputy stopped the vehicle and called the CHP because the driver appeared intoxicated, Barclay said. The CHP arrested Gary Arnone, 71, of San Rafael. Arnone was booked into Marin County Jail at 3 a.m. on suspicion of DUI, according to Barclay. Then at about 2:45 p.m., the CHP received a report about a possibly intoxicated driver heading toward Marin County on state Highway 37, Barclay said.

A CHP motorcycle officer found the vehicle in Marinwood and stopped the driver, identified again as Arnone, for vehicle code violations, Barclay said. Arnone appeared intoxicated and the CHP officer detected the smell of alcohol on him. Arnone was arrested again on suspicion of DUI and booked into jail, Barclay said. He said the CHP is recommending Arnone be charged with two counts each of DUI and DUI with a blood/alcohol lever of 0.08 percent or higher.

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