The purpose of DUI checkpoints, it seems, is to catch drunk drivers. Armed with a sure-fire method of detecting impairment - a breathalyzer - it would seem that a sobriety checkpoint would be an effective way to snag someone who is driving under the influence. Just set up shop somewhere unexpected, … [Read more...] about Why Are DUI Checkpoints Announced in Advance?
Ten thousand drivers were pulled over by Durham police over the 7 weeks that ended just after New Year’s Day. Every driver was asked a simple question: “Have you been drinking?” Most said no. But altogether 118 of those drivers – some who might have even have answered “no” despite evidence to … [Read more...] about Durham Police Stopped 10,000 Drivers to Ask Them One Simple Question
Two things you can count on during the holidays in Arizona: People will be driving under the influence Police will be making an extra effort to catch people driving under the influence Last Tuesday law enforcement officials gathered at the State Capitol to announce a DUI … [Read more...] about The DUI Crackdown in Arizona is Underway This Holiday Season.
Sobriety checkpoints are still a hot-button issue in the US. The Supreme Court has declared them a reasonable search, but many people dislike the idea of stopping cars at random to ask if the driver is impaired. At present 38 states including North Carolina have laws allowing sobriety checkpoints, … [Read more...] about Should You Turn to Avoid that North Carolina Sobriety Checkpoint?
The designated driver is one of the heroes of our age. They might not look like X-Men, but these fine people save thousands of lives each year by helping friends avoid a dangerously bad decision. Their rewards are few – a slurred “Thanks, man” or a pat on the shoulder. Don’t they deserve more for … [Read more...] about We Love This! Tucson Gives Designated Drivers a Surprise Reward – Gas Cards
Being held up at a sobriety checkpoint is never fun. Moreover, many people have concerns about them, and this has led to legal battles, and even a Supreme Court case. And while the controversies won’t be settled anytime soon, you should have the facts in case you are stopped at a North Carolina DWI … [Read more...] about North Carolina DWI Checkpoints — Just What Does the Law Say?
There’s a roadblock ahead. A barrier has been set up, with police cars parked close by. A line of cars snakes up to the barrier. You’ve heard of DUI checkpoints, but you’ve never been stopped at one. What do you do? Some people are frightened of sobriety checkpoints, even if they haven’t had a … [Read more...] about 4 Things You Should Not Do at a Sobriety Checkpoint