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State police plan DUI checkpoints State police will conduct sobriety checkpoints in three counties this weekend as part of their statewide initiative to reduce drunken-driving-related accidents and deaths. Full Story
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Curious

Lehighton, PA

#1 Aug 1, 2009
Hope they are parked near the Pocono Race Track
RonMania

Spring City, PA

#2 Aug 1, 2009
More illegal activity performed by our gestapo government under the guise of protecting the public! Get back to catching the criminals!
sue

Bally, PA

#3 Aug 1, 2009
do not put something like dui checkpoints in the paper you will catch alot more and get these idiots off the road so they can not hurt anyone
TOM

Laurys Station, PA

#4 Aug 1, 2009
RonMania wrote:
More illegal activity performed by our gestapo government under the guise of protecting the public! Get back to catching the criminals!
If this was illegal, it would have been stopped years ago, or people that get dui tickets would have them thrown out of court. If you don't believe people driving drunk are criminals, wait until one hits you or a family member.
abcd

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Aug 1, 2009
TOM wrote:
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If this was illegal, it would have been stopped years ago, or people that get dui tickets would have them thrown out of court. If you don't believe people driving drunk are criminals, wait until one hits you or a family member.
Or if someone you love has been drinking and gets behind the wheel of a car and kills himself and his friend. People are ignorant and drive drunk everyday even knowing the cost and just not giving a s**t!

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Aug 1, 2009
TOM wrote:
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If this was illegal, it would have been stopped years ago, or people that get dui tickets would have them thrown out of court. If you don't believe people driving drunk are criminals, wait until one hits you or a family member.

DUI Checkpoints are illegal in 13 states. Michigan was the first to ignore a US Supreme Court Ruling which made it legal.

Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990)

It's sad that only 13 states are willing to enforce the Constitution, while the US Supreme Court ignores it.

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Aug 1, 2009
The checkpoints are being conducted under the state police's Strikeforce II initiative, which aims to conduct a checkpoint at least [b]once a month[/b] in every county. The goal is to reduce serious alcohol- and drug-related crashes by taking impaired drivers off the road.

Once a month? What good is it?
Reality Bound

Springtown, PA

#8 Aug 1, 2009
I sat in the 222 S. line for a half hour last night. Anyone drunk could easily turn around and take 78 home. The cops did nothing to stop the dozen or more cars in front of me that did u-turns.
bac

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Aug 1, 2009
this is why I gave up drinking all together. Getting caught dui is not worth the costs. Even if you are a .08, which is petty, you lose so much. Since there are NO good paying jobs the government needs money to run and its going to suck the money from the people. So many people went to jail, lost their job, or can't get hired because insurance will not cover them in certain jobs. Any YES, dui kills..etc, Check point is nothing more than dirty pool. It is liken to casting a fishing net into a lake instead of using a fishing pole.

Go team dui !!
pfc

Whitehall, PA

#10 Aug 1, 2009
RonMania wrote:
More illegal activity performed by our gestapo government under the guise of protecting the public! Get back to catching the criminals!
Driving is not a right, it is a privilige.

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Aug 1, 2009
pfc wrote:
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Driving is not a right, it is a privilige.

No, but the Fourth Amendment IS a RIGHT.
(At least it used to be)

It's the same with the all the others:

You can own firearms, UNLESS .....
You can speak and pray freely, UNLESS .....
You can assemble peacefully, UNLESS .....
You can't be unreasonable searched, UNLESS .....

Everything is a privilege these days.
There are no more "RIGHTS".

“"two wings of the same bird"”

Since: May 09

Home..... is where the ammo is

#12 Aug 1, 2009
pfc wrote:
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Driving is not a right, it is a privilige.
Yeah, that's the problem. The government has no right to grant privleges, driving without causing personal injury to someone should be a right. Arresting someone for something thatthey "could have possibly done" is plain wrong! If it is laegal than it should be across the board, if they have a checkpoint,ALL must submit to a test, all the percocet and valium soccer moms you see strooling around the malls all day in a trance do not smell like alcohol, so they are never tested. Discrimination against the smell of ones breath is as bad as racism! Test one, test all!
right

Scranton, PA

#13 Aug 1, 2009
sue wrote:
do not put something like dui checkpoints in the paper you will catch alot more and get these idiots off the road so they can not hurt anyone
Sorry but they have to tell you in the newspaer they are having dui checkpoints in the area because if not that is entrapment!!! sucks but true.. you dont know exactly where they are anyway but they have to print it
Lowee from the wallee

AOL

#14 Aug 1, 2009
If Pennsylvania's goal is to get drunks off the road, a good place to start is by not selling the stuff that gets people drunk. It's ludicrous for the state to be in the booze business and claim the goal is to get drunks off the road.

It's all about money. Pennsylvania makes millions from the sale and the arrest. What a terrific business plan!!!
pfc

Whitehall, PA

#15 Aug 1, 2009
HADENOUGH LEHIGH VALLEY wrote:
<quoted text> Test one, test all!
I'm OK with that.
RICANS

Kulpsville, PA

#16 Aug 1, 2009
I don't drink, so go ahead and stop me, I'll pass with flying colors!

“"two wings of the same bird"”

Since: May 09

Home..... is where the ammo is

#17 Aug 1, 2009
RICANS wrote:
I don't drink, so go ahead and stop me, I'll pass with flying colors!
Neither do I, it is the point that this should not be legal,if it was legal in all aspects, not just people who smell of alcohol or are stupid enough to rollup to a checkpoint smokin a bowl, every one. Then maybe people would realize what the problem is with our rights bein violated.
pop1

Allentown, PA

#18 Aug 1, 2009
sue wrote:
do not put something like dui checkpoints in the paper you will catch alot more and get these idiots off the road so they can not hurt anyone
Checkpoints are not ment to catch people they are to inform people

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Aug 1, 2009
pop1 wrote:
<quoted text> Checkpoints are not ment to catch people they are to inform people

Congratulations!
Our panel of experts has determined yours to be the stupidest post of the year so far.
Good

AOL

#20 Aug 1, 2009
Good, I hope they take all of the drunks off the roadways.

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