FHP Plans DUI Checkpoint

December 28, 2012

The Florida Highway Patrol is planning a roadside sobriety safety checkpoint tonight in Santa Rosa County.

The checkpoint will begin about 9:30 p.m. and end at 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 90 west of Avalon Boulevard. Warning devices will be placed in strategic locations leading up to the checkpoint for the safety and protection of motorist  and officers. During the operation, vehicles will be stopped to check for driver impairment and other violations of Florida law.

“Sobriety checkpoints have been successful in the past and it is anticipated this operation will be a success,” the FHP said in a media release. “The Florida Highway Patrol encourages motorist not to drink and drive. Please select a designated driver if your plans include alcohol.”


5 Responses to “FHP Plans DUI Checkpoint”

  1. Mark on December 28th, 2012 12:56 pm

    I want to know WHY the courts require it! It is not entrapment if it is a random checkpoint. If that’s the case (about the court requiring it) then why don’t they post when they are setting up roadblocks looking for a felon? Seems like the same thing to me.

    Pretty stupid either way…trust me, if I was a “drinker and driver” I would look for these checkpoints prior to going out, and avoid those areas at all costs!

  2. 429SCJ on December 28th, 2012 12:02 pm

    Dan O if you know there will be check points, but not knowing where they are located, you will be left to deliberate your options. Do you want to chance it or not?

    Sorta like knowing that there is a round in the cylinder, but you just don’t know when it is going to come up.

    Either way there are consequences for not knowing and consequences for getting caught.

  3. Drunk Again on December 28th, 2012 7:34 am

    As I hit the ole bottle and go for a spin, I will detour this location, thanks to the FHP.

  4. JT on December 28th, 2012 4:03 am

    It is announced because the courts require it not because law enforcement wants to.

  5. dan-o on December 28th, 2012 1:38 am

    The title of this article should be…


    “Sobriety checkpoints have been successful in the past and it is anticipated this operation will be a success,” the FHP said in a media release.

    It would probably be a lot more successful if they didn’t have information on the time and location of the checkpoint, don’t cha think? Oh, well. I’m sure they will still get a few of them.

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