Pacifica Cops to Hold Weekend DUI Checkpoint

The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Pacifica.

Police will hold a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint this weekend from 7 p.m. on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday at an undisclosed location in Pacifica.

Police say they will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint, looking for signs of impairment and check for proper licensing.

DUI penalties include jail time, license suspension and fines and fees that with insurance increases can cost upwards of $10,000.

Police say such checkpoints reduce alcohol-involved crashes, saving lives and preventing injuries.

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john currie August 11, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Again, random infringements of my right to privacy. Article the Sixth tossed aside by overly aggressive Pacifica Police department. Watch out folks they're after you. Dont fool yourself... its random...I respect your privacy, please protect mine. Proactive policing a community and public at the cost of being approched and detained by aggressive "public servants" and humiliated on the side of the road, for no cause.... ugggggg... Ask me why I am so sure this is a bad thing.... and officer.... i still haven't gotten my apoligy.. Guess I blew a 0.000 huhh... and from them..just excuses as to why i had to go thru that. There were Little Kids on the sidewalk playing.. Parents brought em in while I was put thru the role of potential criminal... Again.. at what cost? Once they take your rights you dont get them back... without a bloody fight anyway.......http://www.thirty-thousand.org/pages/BoR_image_repro.htm
Timber August 16, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Suspicion-less checkpoints. Have you a had anything to drink tonight? Is that a legal question, officer? If so. I'll have my attorney get in touch with you. Am I free to go?
Timber September 27, 2012 at 01:57 AM
@john currie No one is required to answer questions presented by the police. They may ask all the questions they want but you are under no legal obligation to answer in the positive or negative. Especially, at a suspicion-less checkpoint. Submitting to the breathalyzer or field sobriety test is also voluntary and not required of any motorist. They are used by police to develop probable cause to arrest you.


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