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Drivers arrested at a DUI sobriety checkpoint may be able to challenge their arrest on constitutional grounds. While the police do NOT need “probable cause” to stop drivers at a checkpoint, the checkpoint itself must meet certain requirements under both the United States Constitution and the California Constitution.

Texas prosecutor suggests reducing DWI fatalities with sobriety checkpoints

A recent topic of debate in Texas has been whether or not police should be allowed to operate random checkpoints on highways to discourage drunken driving, according to a DWI prosecutor. 38 states currently allow law enforcement officials to set up these sobriety checkpoints, but Texas is not yet one of them, said W. Clay Abbott, DWI resource prosecutor with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. He added that if Texas was added to that list, however, it would Read More