More news on the ineffectiveness of sobriety checkpoints, or DUI roadblocks as they are commonly called. This report from the Herald Tribune goes over the details of a recent DUI checkpoint in Sarasota County. The stats are as follows:
- 24 Deputies
- 4 Hours
- 633 Cars stopped
- 1 DUI arrest
Imagine how much more effective those officers would have been if they were out patrolling, looking for motorists driving suspiciously or dangerously.
DUI checkpoints, which are announced in advance, can also be avoided by savvy drivers.
Everyone wants less drunk drivers on the road, but these roadblocks ultimately provide little besides officers looking busy while inconveniencing average citizens. When it comes to Florida DUI enforcement, this policy just doesn’t make sense.