Do Not Be Afraid of a Checkpoint

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There is a good chance you, or someone you know, will come across a DUI checkpoint sometime in your life, and that time may be during 4th of July Weekend. Unless you are driving while under the influence, have a gun, or are running away from just committing a crime, you have nothing to worry about. DUI checkpoints are standard procedure, and if you have nothing to hide, you will be fine. If you have never been through a checkpoint before, here is what you can expect:

  • The police will signal you to slow down and pull over to the side of the road where they have sectioned off their checkpoint area.
  • You will be asked some questions, including where you are going, where you are coming from, and if you have been drinking.
  • You may be asked to take a sobriety test.
  • If everything checks out, the ...