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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Announcing DUI checkpoints: Seems crazy to me

Here's something I don't get. In today's Oakland Tribune there's a very specific announcement about a DUI checkpoint tonight in a certain area of Oakland. So, I wondered "Why announce it? Isn't that warning people to avoid that area?"

Of course, with the statistics this week about how few people read books ... and the articles talking about newspapers decreased readership, maybe it's a moot point.

Then I googled DUI checkpoints and found an article stating that they are announced because that is what the courts have decreed must be done for them to not run afoul of illegal search/seizure.

Can't they do it any other way?

PolCat, have any thoughts on it?

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