Wednesday, May 25, 2011

San Diego DUI attorneys post locations of where DUI checkpoints are

San Diego DUI attorneys post locations of where DUI checkpoints are. The task of collecting that information and putting it on the Internet will be made easier if California Assemblyman Michael Allen gets his way.

His bill requires California DUI checkpoints to set up where there is a high rate of DUI arrests: "The bill would require that the selection of the site of the checkpoint and the procedures for a checkpoint operation be determined by supervisory law enforcement personnel and that the law enforcement agency employ a neutral methodology for determining which vehicles to stop at the checkpoint or that all vehicles that drive through the checkpoint be stopped." [AB 1389]

The bill faces opposition from DUI police who don't like to be told what to do. They claim it will make California DUI arrests difficult but I don't see how.

The California DUI checkpoints would have be done at not just any city street or in a minority neighborhood. The proposed bill prevents California DUI officers from impounding vehicles if they can be moved to a safe place or picked up by another licensed driver.