Ask Joe: Why publicize DUI checkpoints in advance ?

A viewer asks if it makes sense for law enforcement agencies to publicize DUI checkpoints in advance ?

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t bone - 12/22/2013 11:51 AM
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I have no problem with those checkpoints - as long as they're restricted only to checking drivers for alcohol or drugs. It always seems there are other arrests due to other circumstances such as no insurance, suspended/revoked licenses, outstanding warrants (some of which the citizens might not even be aware of!), etc. Those "other arrests" are invasive of our privacy - which is what law enforcement seems to have quickly forgotten once they set-up these roadside sobriety checkpoints. And who is it that always provides these grants? Stop lying and simply call it what it really is - voluntary overtime! But since they're going to abuse these intrusions with DUI checkpoints, then may I suggest checking the legal identification of those who may not be in the country legally. I'll bet there's far more of them than drunken drivers.

retired51 - 12/21/2013 12:52 PM
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The only ones that are probably having a discussion about it is those trying to avoid it!!! Quit tipping your hand!!

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