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Avoiding a DUI while celebrating Martin Luther King’s legacy

| Jan 17, 2021 | Firm News |

There are a great number of approved tactics for the police to use to stop cars and check for a DUI. One tactic that is the most popular is referred to as a “DUI Checkpoint.” These checkpoints however are not actually to check for a DUI. Most frequently these stops are disguised as valid license checkpoints or looking for a escaped person. The most popular time for law enforcement to use these types of stops is over the weekend of SPECIAL EVENTS or HOLIDAYS such as our nations celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy. During this holiday many people with throw or attend parties celebrating his legacy. This holiday, however, will be no exception to the use of DUI “Sobriety” Checkpoints. With everything that is going on, many people with let their guard down after having spent a great deal of time “couped” up from the quarantine of Covid/Corona virus.

Almost all of the police use these DUI checkpoints. The scenario is usually you are driving around and see blue lights ahead. Except instead of one officer stopping another driver ahead, you see what looks like a parking lot up ahead with multiple drivers stopped and an additional team of police officers directing traffic ahead. You have come upon a DUI Checkpoint. This “tool” allows the police to stop a vehicle for any “legal” reason and their investigation can always lead to to a DUI if they suspect the driver has been drinking or using drugs.

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