The Fourth Amendment states "guards against unreasonable searches and seizures." Most DUI checkpoints are avoided by offenders. Most bar owners have scanners and tell people where the checkpoints are going to be. The second a person drives through one they txt it to all their friends and it gets forwarded to half the local population in less than 10 minutes. So with these things in mind why do the police even do them. On another note along the same line my husband the loving goofball he is left our temp tag in the window after we received our permanent tags and we were pulled over the cop comes up and the first thing out of his mouth was can I search your car? I asked why and he said it was routine to ask. WTH routine to ask for not even a ticket able offense? We let him search the car to keep him from giving us any grief. I was still miffed afterwords though.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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The Supreme court says they are. Although 3 justices disagreed.
Here is why they said they are constitutional:
In sum, the balance of the state's interest in preventing drunken driving, the extent to which this system can reasonably be said to advance that interest, and the degree of intrusion upon individual motorists who are briefly stopped, weighs in favor of the state program. We therefore hold that it is consistent with the Fourth Amendment. . . .
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