Arrange Sober Transportation and Avoid DUI Checkpoints

Although the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year rather than the weekend, do not rule out the people enjoying a little extra partying, and the police setting up a few extra DUI checkpoints. As always, there will be many celebrations over the weekend. Then some people will have to go to work on that Monday, July 3rd, while others may get that day off. This means they would get a 4-day weekend. Work or no work on that 3rd, people are going to party hard anyway.

Anticipating a spike in alcohol consumption, the police will inevitably have more DUI checkpoints than normal. Some checkpoint locations will be announced beforehand, while others will pop up unexpectedly...

DUI Checkpoint Happenings

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If you are driving at night and you come upon a section of a street that is coned off, has extra lights, and more police officers than normal, and they are not responding to a situation, it is likely a DUI Checkpoint. Unless you are actually driving while intoxicated at the moment you will not have anything to worry about when you are motioned to pull over to their coned off area.

The officer will ask where you are going, if you have been drinking, and if so, how much. If everything checks out, you will be free to keep going to your destination. Those who are found under the influence will have to sit at their on-site Drunk Tank to sober up. Worst case scenario is that the driver would be arrested, but that is usually under the more extreme circumstances.

If that extreme circumstance hap...