Could Removal of DUI Checkpoints Lead to More Accidents?

Posted by: DFX on Jun 24, 2016

police-cruiser-1306934-1599x1070There are a lot of measures being taken to combat DUIs in Miami. One of those measures is the creation of checkpoints. However, it looks like Miami police are getting rid of some of these checkpoints.

The result of this could be an increased number of DUI incidents because people feel like they will be more likely to get away with it. This could lead to more accidents and injuries.

In this climate, it is important to have proper legal representation. You never know when you or a loved one could find yourself involved in a horrific accident. The damages could be crippling, not just physically, but financially.

For more information on the removal of checkpoints, consider a recent article for the Miami New Times titled “Miami Beach Police Are Getting Rid of Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints.” Jessica Lipscomb of the Miami New Times writes, “Miami Beach police have finalized their plans for controlling crowds and traffic on Memorial Day weekend, with one major change: This year, cars coming onto the Beach won’t be subject to a DUI checkpoint. Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, the department’s spokesman, said the checkpoint, which has been used for several years, just wasn’t working out. ‘Doing the checkpoints ties up a lot of resources and requires assistance from other agencies,’ he said. That doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all for drunk drivers, however. Police will be doing a ‘roving patrol,’ meaning officers will be scattered throughout the city to make sure no one is driving while impaired. Rodriguez encouraged visitors to find a sober driver, especially now that ridesharing services like Uber have been legalized.”

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