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One arrested, five cited at Lodi DUI checkpoint

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Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:06 am

The Lodi Police Department arrested one driver on suspicion of drunken driver and cited five others for operating either an unlicensed vehicle or for driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said.

The arrests and citations took place during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint between 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of South Cherokee Lane.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:08 am on Mon, May 6, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    This is about money (yes the police departments get some of the money they seize I don't care what they say) and catching anyone breaking the law. The problem, the police in their zeal are doing and end run around the law because the courts have said you cannot conduct any other kind of checkpoint; its illegal. So law enforcement call these DUI checkpoints. Sure they get some drunk drivers but they glean far more other offenses than DUI's and they confiscate money and property in the process!

    Yet still, law enforcement are doing exactly what they want to do and this is just an end run in order to get around the law! Because they think they are the law! They are not, they are to enforce existing laws and that's all.

    It's amazing to me that law enforcement continues to do as they please unchecked and no one says a word while your rights are steadily being take away. Once they are gone there is no getting them back!

    If you see a so-called DUI checkpoint:

    You do not have to go through a DUI check point. If you see one before you reach it, you can legally turn your car around; if you can do it without breaking any traffic laws. If you get stuck in a DUI check point, you do NOT have to answer any questions about where you've been or where you're going. You do NOT have to answer any questions at all with the exception of those that are related to your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance. When producing the above documents you only need to roll your window down far enough to pass them along to the officer.

    The officer CANNOT cross the plane of your window including alcohol detecting flash lights, or any part of the officers body. If the officer asks you any questions NOT related to the above documents such as where were you coming from or where you are going, you can refuse to answer, just tell the officer I do not feel comfortable answering personal questions. If the officer asks why, or what do you have to hide, just politely repeat the above.



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