One San Diego DUI Lawyer offers a free list of DUI Checkpoints for motorists to avoid if they are willing to check this site. Could that all change?
U.S. Senators are now trying to get Apple and others including Google & RIM to remove internet applications which warn motorists of DUI Checkpoints & drunk driving roadblocks.
4 Senators sent a letter to Apple, Google, and Research in Motion asking them to remove apps that give smart phone users updated information of the locations of DUI checkpoints.
“With more than 10,000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes every year, providing access to applications that alert users to DUI checkpoints is harmful to public safety…One application contains a database of DUI checkpoints updated in real-time. Another application, with more than 10 million users, also allows users to alert each other to DUI checkpoints in real time. Giving drunk drivers a free tool to evade checkpoints, putting innocent families and children at risk, is a matter of public concern,” say Senators in their request.
Excuse me Senators but the Supreme Court knew a little about the law when it says:
“Advance publicity is important to the maintenance of a constitutionally permissible sobriety checkpoint. Publicity both reduces the intrusiveness of the stop and increases the deterrent effect of the roadblock.”