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Warrior shakily passes DUI checkpoint ROAD WARRIOR

There are 110 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 18, 2009, titled Warrior shakily passes DUI checkpoint ROAD WARRIOR. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

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My Momma always said

Allentown, PA

#1 May 18, 2009
Don't drink and drive...save a life!
You are real bright

Moscow, PA

#2 May 18, 2009
I guess the state has a printing press to pay for all of this, since it doesn't come directly from the local taxpayers. Directly or indirectly, we still still pay for it.
Amon Leopold Goth

Bethlehem, PA

#3 May 18, 2009
Javold Herr Commandant. This stuff stinks to high heaven. These Nazi checkpoint troopers actually seem disappointed that they busted no one. I find it questionable why someone who is not DRUNK and not above the legal limit that has passed the tests has to have someone come pick them up at the checkpoint??? This is madness and needs to stop. BTW Warrior, if you were not a reporter at the scene and failed those tests, you would have been treated a whole lot differently and make no mistake about that. I also like how if you decide to not go through the check point, you are CHASED by the Police. For what I ask? Perhaps you forgot to get milk and had to turn around to go to the Turkey Hill? And, now, you are chased and detained? UFB!! Javold!!
Westburb

Bethlehem, PA

#4 May 18, 2009
You are real bright wrote:
I guess the state has a printing press to pay for all of this, since it doesn't come directly from the local taxpayers. Directly or indirectly, we still still pay for it.
Personally, I don't have a problem with that. Drunk drivers kill, and I think this is a good investment.
Say what

Allentown, PA

#5 May 18, 2009
OH GOD!! Here we go again!!! Couldn't we just cut and paste all of the inane comments from the first article here so we don't have to go through them again????
Please help

Whitehall, PA

#7 May 18, 2009
I am dissappointed at this article. Of course the police officers are going to be nice to a reporter and all other drivers there. They know they're being watched. I would like to see the Road Warrior go through a checkpoint without anyone knowing who he was and try gargling with Listerine first. I would bet my life that you wouldn't be treated so graciously with the hint of alcohol on your breath. Sober or not it doesn't matter to these guys.
hater189

Whitehall, PA

#8 May 18, 2009
SEEMS LIKE THATS ALL YOU READ IS DUI CHECK POINTS AN TROOPER TRINKLE SHOOTING A DEER AFTER ITS BEEN HIT BY A CAR. TIME TO FIND THE REAL CRIMINALS OUT THERE
Words have meanings

Harrisburg, PA

#9 May 18, 2009
Regarding the caption to the picture - I believe that it would be a "cattle CHUTE", not a "cattle shoot"!
just maybe

Harrisburg, PA

#10 May 18, 2009
Amon Leopold Goth wrote:
Javold Herr Commandant. This stuff stinks to high heaven. These Nazi checkpoint troopers actually seem disappointed that they busted no one. I find it questionable why someone who is not DRUNK and not above the legal limit that has passed the tests has to have someone come pick them up at the checkpoint??? This is madness and needs to stop. BTW Warrior, if you were not a reporter at the scene and failed those tests, you would have been treated a whole lot differently and make no mistake about that. I also like how if you decide to not go through the check point, you are CHASED by the Police. For what I ask? Perhaps you forgot to get milk and had to turn around to go to the Turkey Hill? And, now, you are chased and detained? UFB!! Javold!!
The police most likely made the recommendation to have those people in question (but below the .08) get picked up...due to the fact that their BAC level may go up depending on when they had their last drink. Which in turn could put them much closer to the .08 legal limit.
taxpayer

Philadelphia, PA

#11 May 18, 2009
You are an older man who does not practice either physical or balance exercises. I roller skate and at 60 and sober we joked because it was a "medium" hard test for me. If you do not use it you lose it. this should be a time to tell people that lesson -- practice some balance exercises and see how you improve. Dont use this as a DUI item use it as a teaching lesson to the older people who sit and lose their skills as they age.
Frankie Lovemuscle

Allentown, PA

#12 May 18, 2009
Welcome to the USSR. You are scheduled for casterization and will receive your summons in the mail.
Overtime Junkies

Luzerne, PA

#13 May 18, 2009
Well there it is, their overtime is paid for, of course that is all these DUI checkpoints are for. To make money for the cops, the DA, the magistrate, the Judge the ARD program operators. Now wouldn't it be fair, if those who are stopped were able to force the cops on hand to take a steroid test, you would see them running for the hills at the first sign anyone was going to test them for illegal steroid use, but then hypocrisy is alive and well in PA's judicial system.
alburtis

Allentown, PA

#14 May 18, 2009
While cops waste their time conducting DUI check points, all those New yorkers and New Jersians that moved here are allowed to drive 95 miles per hour on a 45 mile per hour road. I think stopping them would save more lives than a stupid DUI check point.
Resident

Bethlehem, PA

#15 May 18, 2009
Wow, pass the breath test legally and you need to call someone to pick you up. Get stopped without insurance (which is legally required) and only receive a citation and continue off on your merry way.
Paul D

Hazleton, PA

#16 May 18, 2009
"The operation cost about $1,600 in salaries, said Capt. Dave Kravatz, but again, that's not directly from city taxpayers."

Where does Mr. Warrior think the money came from? Good grief!
Hmmmmm

Lansdale, PA

#17 May 18, 2009
And the real reason for the shakedown:

Acting Lt. Bob Mitchell provided statistics from the low-volume roadblock: Six faulty equipment slips (burned out lights and the like; people have five days to fix the stuff), and 11 citations (no insurance, no inspection, expired registration, etc.).

Revenue raising event at the taxpayer's expense.
Spelling Cop

Lehighton, PA

#18 May 18, 2009
Words have meanings wrote:
Regarding the caption to the picture - I believe that it would be a "cattle CHUTE", not a "cattle shoot"!
Don't forget, the drivers were "stoped"
Bertha Butt

Allentown, PA

#19 May 18, 2009
Rumor has it that Jimmi Hendrix snuck thru the checkpoint in a purple haze leaving the gestapo baffled All along the Watchtower.
Jimmi Hendrix is god.
Matt

Philadelphia, PA

#20 May 18, 2009
I had a few that night myself. But of course on the drive home i avoided 412 because anyone with any sense knows to avoid that road if you have been drinking at all (even if you are under the legal limit). These checkpoints are facist and unconstitutional. I wish I had the money to fight the legality of these in federal court.
dontdrink 1

AOL

#21 May 18, 2009
What happens if you tell the officer I PLEAD THE 5TH AMMENDMENT when he asks if you had any alcohol? When he asks where you are coming from and you say THATS NOT ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS then what happens? I am serious , does any one know? I bet they detain and hassle you to the max. This is something the reporter should answer.

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