January 7, 2015

DUI Checkpoints This Weekend

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DUI Checkpoints will be setup on roadways in Central Pennsylvania this weekend. Yet another waste of resources on a tactic that does nothing but inefficiently enforce the law. If you are serious about drunk driving enforcement, you do roving patrols. They are repeatedly shown to be more effective and a lot more efficient. Static roadblocks (DUI checkpoints) are nothing more than inefficient tactics that harass innocent law abiding people, including lawfully socially responsible drinking drivers, into fearfully embracing a neo-prohibition agenda of: don’t drink and drive. They are a wonderful means of generating revenue for the officers involved, who frequently got overtime and “court time” for non-DUI enforcement traffic or equipment tickets, and for municipalities and states when they issue nuisance tickets.

6a0105367eb457970b0133f160cd47970bIn an effort to frighten would-be drunken drivers into acting responsibly at Halloween-themed parties this weekend, DUI checkpoints will be set up on three roadways in the midstate.

Funded with federal highway safety grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Center for Traffic Safety will run three checkpoints on three separate, unannounced roadways in York, Lancaster and Adams counties from Friday through Sunday, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

The checkpoints will begin around 6 p.m. Friday and will run continually until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the release.

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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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