Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints May 2016 in Los Angeles County have been scheduled for this weekend. Roving patrols in the South part of the county, and on the West Side, are also scheduled to take place. The goals is to arrest drunk drivers in LA County all weekend.
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Who Conducts Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints?
Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints, May 2016, and all DUI Checkpoints in LA, are funded by the CA Department of Traffic Safety, through federal funding from NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
DUI arrests can be conducted by the CHP (California Highway Patrol), the LA County Sheriff’s Department, the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department), or any of the local law enforcement agencies within LA County. Be careful out there, and make sure you know how to drink so that you don’t get a DUI, before your night out.
Are Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints Effective?
As we have written about elsewhere, DUI checkpoints are not the best method to rid the streets of drunk drivers. Especially in Los Angeles, but also with Orange County DUI Checkpoints, and in Riverside, San Diego and throughout California, DUI Checkpoints have suffered from corruption, abuse, and have a financial profit motive, which leads officers to ignore other means, such as saturation patrols, that are more effective. In a checkpoint, police set up a sobriety stop on a roadway. If any randomly selected driver exhibits any symptoms of DUI, he or she will be asked to leave the car and perform FSTs at the scene.
Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Los Angeles?
In 1990, the US Supreme Court reversed a state supreme court decision that declared DUI sobriety checkpoints unconstitutional. The Court held in Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S, 444 (1990) that the DUI checkpoint in question did not violate the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. That, and the Ingersoll decision in California, make DUI Checkpoints legal, only if they are operated properly.
Vehicle Code 2814.2(a) VC reads:”(a) A driver of a motor vehicle shall stop and submit to a sobriety checkpoint inspection conducted by a law enforcement agency when signs and displays are posted requiring that stop.”
DUI Checkpoint Conclusion
Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints May 2016 means simply to be careful when driving in Los Angeles County. We don’t want you to get a DUI or be arrested for DUI.