Dayton DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Update, June 11, 2010
NO SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT!
We have checked with our regular sources and are happy to report that there are no Sobriety Checkpoints scheduled for June 11th. We will keep you posted as we receive more information.
WHY DO YOU DO THIS? Law enforcement holds sobriety checkpoints to instill fear of arrest in the general public. Their philosophy is that one of the major justifications for sobriety checkpoints is that the public learns law enforcement is actively rooting out drunk driving offenses. Thus, the more the sobriety checkpoint is publicized, the better. In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States requires the police to notify the public of upcoming checkpoints. Ergo, publicizing these events helps deter drunk driving.
Charles Rowland believes that you have the right to know of sobriety checkpoints and that you should use this knowledge to make appropriate decisions regarding your use of alcohol. Given the irregularities of the breath testing machines and the pseudo-scientific subjectivity of the standardized field sobriety tests you may not wish to risk driving through a sobriety checkpoint after legally and responsibly enjoying an alcoholic beverage. Whatever your decision, please be safe and think of your fellow motorists.