DUI Check points..

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  1. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    Does your state do it?

    California does and we were told we were the only ones or one of the few who do it. Just wondering what other states do this as well. It has been tried as entrapment in court but the state always wins.

    Every holiday or big sporting event the police set up like 3-6 check points with a good amount of police and even a tow truck on hand at each check point around town, and usually make a killing giving people DUI's. I believe one time they gave out over 300 DUI's in one evening.
  2. MovingTarget

    MovingTarget New Member

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    They do that in Phoenix too.....any holiday with known excessive alcohol consumption.... or special event....
  3. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I'm all for it. It pisses me off when the location of the checkpoints are announced in advance. A local rock radio station has even been known to announce their locations. :mad:
  4. PencilWntGtU2TheMoon

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    I dont see in my state but i saw in at least two other states. WTF you care you live in california what you expect?
  5. Octane91

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    as far as i know from driving around late at night, kansas and missouri dont do check points per say but they will put a mass of cops on a small stretch of well traveled highway. example: a few weeks ago i was driving home from a scouting event at 2:30am (had to get some gear that we forgot) and for the short stretch of I-435 between antioch and US-69 (<2 miles) i counted 35 cops, and 5 or 6 people pulled over. when i went back the same way i saw roughly the same number of cops with different cars pulled over.
  6. Commissar Smersh

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    Colorado does them, not to the extent that Cali does but around major holidays. Though they like to advertise them down the block and don't always have cops down the side streets.
  7. PencilWntGtU2TheMoon

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    Colorado rocks! I love that state. Nice peoples and busses and there is everything and no bitches can make you go to beach.
  8. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    I've always thought cops should just sit outside of bars and pull over anyone that gets into a car. Only morons drink and drive anyway, the state might as well make a buck on the idiots.
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    I couldn't agree with you more on that one MSP!

    They started doing these mobile photo radar speed traps on different parts of the highways here (and some permanent ones as well).....but they have to broadcast like a mile out from where they are sitting.... so everyone gets a huge warning....
  10. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Connecticut does. All the cops around CCSU on Thursdays are out doing checks.
  11. MSP

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    Here in Ohio they've started giving the drunk drivers special bright yellow license plates. Talk about a scarlet letter! When I see them on the road I always make the "I'm drinking a shot glass!" motion, I've had quite a few of them react angrily. My buddy Kyle had a similar experience when he and a friend he was riding with were pointing and laughing at one that was stopped in traffic in front of them. It's fucking great.
  12. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    That is amazing. I'm half-tempted to write a state rep about getting one of them to adopt this sort of thing here.
  13. PencilWntGtU2TheMoon

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    Whos next?
  14. Coleman

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    Oh, of course! Virginia is ridiculous about drunk driving. DUI's are guaranteed jail time + a MINIMUM of $5000 fine. DUI checkpoints every weekend. Can't buy liquor anywhere except a liquor store. No liquor sales on Sunday.
  15. Tacdriver

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    Those yellow plates or "Party Plates" as we call them use to be just at the judges discretion. Now they're mandatory and I love it. They've been around since the late 80's but like I said, it was up to the judge's discretion in forcing someone to placard their vehicle with them.

    As far as the check points go, I feel they infringe on the 4th amendment. I've always dissliked the check points. Legally, for a police officer to perform a traffic stop they need PC or probable cause for the stop. Many a good case (Drugs in the car, DUI, warrants, illegal guns, evidence from burglaries, etc.) has been thrown out of court because the arresting officer could not articulate sufficient cause for the initial stop. Random stops aren't legal so I never understood why stopping EVERYBODY on a particular roadway is legal.........even if it is for the greater good.
  16. couturedharlot

    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    seriously....driving around at the holidays you better not have any alcohol in your system or your screwed. CT has some asshole state cops too.

    and CT is like you guys in VA. can only buy hard liquor at liquor stores, no alcohol sales after 9pm in stores, and no alcohol on sundays.
  17. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    None on my route home!
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    I didnt see any last night... didnt see much of anything last night though.
  19. MSP

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    I don't care for the checkpoints either, I view them as a necessary evil.
  20. Jamsan

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    I'd rather get held up for 5-10 minutes a few times a month than get plowed by a drunk driver.
  21. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yes, oregon does them. They have for a long time now.
  22. MSP

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    Instead of checkpoints I propose a short obstacle course, and the cops can just observe who plows over the cones and arrest them. That would help to weed out the women and the old people in addition to the drunks. ;)
  23. nidex

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    When they had the Harley 105th in Milwaukee, they had these pink signs that said 'DUI Task Enforcement' but I didn't see any cops or people pulled over. Other then that I've never seen them around here; just the meth checkpoints in Nebraska. :D
  24. darktides

    darktides Hot stuff tonight

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    We have them here in TN, I agree with Tac and feel that they violate the 4th, but after being hit by a drunk driver I don't complain as much. And party plates would be awesome, I totally want to see them here.
  25. Commissar Smersh

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    Wait a minute. You question the use of checkpoints on the grounds of a search and seizure violation but you're for the use of FLIR to bust pot dealers?