County of Marin - News Releases - Probation Check

For Immediate Release
December 04, 2023

DUI Compliance Check Enhances Public Safety

Unannounced visits designed to evaluate adherence to requirements

San Rafael, CA – On Sunday December 3, the Marin County Probation Department conducted countywide unannounced checks on local probationers who had previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Probation planned a sweep of 20 DUI offender’s residences to check on compliance with the terms of their probation. Two teams of Probation officers searched the homes of 12 convicted offenders. All but three were found to be compliant; the noncompliant offenders have sanctions pending. Officers also utilized breathalyzers to determine recent use of alcohol.  

In June 2019, Probation was notified that it was one of the Office of Traffic and Safety grant recipients for supervision of high-risk DUI offenders. Probation has successfully met that grant's requirements, allowing the department to continue receiving funding. 

Probation Chief Marlon Washington and his staff have committed to DUI offender sweeps quarterly, unannounced probation searches, chemical testing, checks on interlock ignition devices, and encouraging treatment, which would be supervision's primary focus.


Terry Wright
Adult Division Director
Probation Department

3501 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 265
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6599
Email: Terry Wright
Probation website