Suspected DUI driver veers into train tracks in San Rafael

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A suspected drunk driver drove onto railroad tracks on Saturday morning. 

According to the San Rafael Police Department, shortly after 5 a.m., SRPD spotted a driver on Fourth Street who tried to turn left but ended up on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) train tracks. 

Police said the driver showed signs of intoxication and conducted a series of sobriety tests. Results determined that the driver was too drunk to be behind the wheel. 

SMART train service was not impacted by the incident. 

No injuries were reported from this incident. The driver was booked into Marin County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.


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