It is an interesting legal notion that drunk driving roadblocks are published ahead of time. This one in particular was announced for a road in Bradenton and south Manatee County.
What is particularly fascinating about this announcement is the fact that MADD representatives will be present at the DUI roadblock checkpoint.
What public safety purpose is there in having a victims advocacy group present at a police detail? Are they rooting for arrests? Does that make the police more or less likely to arrest anyone who may have had one drink with a slight smell or alcohol?
Just questions, but it really doesn’t sound right to me.
If you’re facing a DUI charge in Florida, contact out attorneys for a case evaluation.
Update: Lawrence Taylor runs the numbers. Evidence that roadblocks have any meaningful effect is hard to find.