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"DUI" checkpoint reform

2011-09-14 19:16:37.202121+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

California police may face stricter rules for DUI checkpoints, under AB1389 authored by Santa Rosa Assemblyman Michael Allen.

“On average, DUI checkpoints impound seven vehicles for every drunk driver arrest, and the number of impoundments is steadily increasing. Despite good intentions, the increase in impoundments for driving without a license creates the perception that the police are misusing their authority in order to generate revenues and are targeting neighborhoods where they are likely to find more unlicensed drivers. This undermines respect for the law and for law enforcement, which is crucial for effective community policing. ...”

Got it in one, Mr. Allen.

Well, okay, there are lots of other reasons we need to cut off the federal funding for encouraging local police to behaving in the "your papers, pliss" crap masquerading as DUI checkpoints, but that's a good start.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-09-15 09:49:11.352407+00 by: stevesh

Thankfully for those of us who live here, the Michigan Supreme Court declared police checkpoints unconstitutional many years ago. Seems a clear 4th amendment thing to me.