New Year’s DUI Checkpoints

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New Year’s is one of the top 3 times of the year where alcohol is consumed, and it is also one of the top times of the year that people will be out and about. Not surprisingly, the police will also be out and on duty, keeping a watchful eye for those who are driving while under the influence. They will be patrolling, but they will also have extra DUI checkpoints setup.

Never been through a DUI checkpoint? Here is what you can expect:

• They will motion you to drive to the side of the road.
• They may ask you questions like where you are headed, where you are coming from, if you have been drinking, and how much.
• They may peek into the backseat of your car, but if they want to see what is in your trunk, you do not have to oblige.
• You may have to perform sobriety tests.

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Preparing for the Holidays: DUI Checkpoint-Style

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This holiday season, be prepared for an increase in DUI checkpoints at night. As much of an annoyance you may think they are, they are set up to ensure a safe and fun evening for all.

DUI checkpoints may or may not be announced ahead of time, and they are not set up in the same locations each night. For those who have not experienced driving through a checkpoint, here is what to expect:

• An officer will motion you to slow down and drive over to the side of the road. Do not worry, they do this for all cars they choose. It does not mean you are in trouble.
• In some cases they will just want you to slow down and then you can drive off. In other cases, you will be asked to stop the car and roll down your window.
• They will ask questions like where you are going, where you are coming from, ...