Marin County California Highway Patrol officials are reporting four drunk driving collisions leading to arrests in just over 24 hours this weekend. On Friday, shortly before 8 p.m., a 1998 Audi A6 crashed into a fence at 10 Giacomini Road in Point Reyes Station, according to Officer Andrew Barclay. Officers responding to the crash arrested Antonio Mares, a 24-year-old Petaluma resident, on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving without a license.
Around 9 p.m., the CHP received a report of a reckless driver on westbound state Highway 37 at state Highway 121. Minutes later, the 1994 Lexus sedan struck a power pole east of the Petaluma River Bridge, Barclay said. The driver, Tyree Porter, 40, of Mather, Calif., received moderate injuries and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Saturday at 2:12 a.m., a crash was reported involving a 2014 Audi A4 that struck two fences and a mailbox on Loring Avenue in Mill Valley, Barclay said. The driver, 45-year-old Cynthia See, of Mill Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent, Barclay said.
And then on Saturday around 9:30 p.m., motorists reported seeing a pickup truck off the roadway on Sir Francis Drake west of Platform Bridge, submerged in Lagunitas Creek, Barclay said. CHP officers arrested Aaron Ely, 39, of Point Reyes Station, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Ely was not injured and two dogs thrown from the back of the truck when it overturned also escape injury, Barclay said.
CHP officers have also seen an increase in reports of reckless and “possible DUI” drivers this weekend, Barclay said. “We appreciate when motorists alert us to unsafe driving and possibly impaired drivers and provide us with license plates and vehicle descriptions so officers in the field can attempt to locate those vehicles,” Barclay said.
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