What are the checkpoints really checking for?

Posted: September 23, 2008 in checkpoints, IDs, Travel


ALL OF US want to fight and end drunken driving. Many in our community have met with the police department to find a way to work together to build and implement an effective anti-drunken driving program.

Unfortunately, the checkpoints, as currently administered, are ineffective, expensive, discriminatory, divisive and operate outside the law.

Checkpoints could be effective as part of a larger program to fight “driving under the influence,” or DUI, but we do not support using them to conduct ID checks, selectively target members of our community and impound personal property.

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