SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – An elderly San Rafael man was arrested twice within the span of 12 hours on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Early Thursday morning, an alert was broadcast to Marin County law enforcement to be on the lookout for a driver who appeared to be intoxicated, according to a statement from CHP spokesman Officer Andrew Barclay.

A Marin County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a vehicle matching the description parked in a lot on Marinwood Ave. which drove away over the curb as the deputy approached, said Barclay.

The deputy pulled over the vehicle and arrested 71-year-old Gary Amone of San Rafael for suspected driving under the influence after a sobriety test.

He was booked into Marin County Jail at around 3:00 a.m., according to the statement.

At about 2:47 p.m. Thursday, CHP officers received a report of a possible drunk driver on Highway 37. A motorcycle officer spotted the vehicle, pulled it over, and the driver identified himself as Gary Armone.

Armone exhibited signs of intoxication and after another sobriety test he was arrested for suspicion of DUI and booked again into Marin County Jail, Barclay said.



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