Myles L. Berman Thoughts On DUI / Drunk Driving Checkpoints
I think it’s time for law enforcement to reconsider the way DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints are publicized.
While it is a legal requirement to publish the locations, police agencies oftentimes publish the location of the DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoint as “within the city limits”.
It is really unfair to both non-impaired drivers and businesses who can be adversely impacted due to changing of plans or loss of business by local businesses. Checkpoints may act as a deterrent as well as increase safety in the area of the checkpoints, but it seems to me publicizing the exact location is the most fair way to employ DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoints. After all, the primary purpose of a DUI / Drunk Driving checkpoint is for public safety, not to increase/generate revenue for police agencies.