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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am

The Lodi Police Department is planning both a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols this weekend in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving.

Officers will hold saturation patrols where they will drive around looking for impaired drivers from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday. On Saturday, officers will hold a checkpoint at an undisclosed location from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

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3 comments:

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:45 am on Sat, Feb 9, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Those brave men and women you are talking about (saving lives) must follow the law just like anyone else. They took an oath to uphold the law, they are to be held to a higher standard and be an example to us all. I support law enforcement as long as they follow the law of this land! No is above law, even the law!

    The reason that the police get away with some egregious behavior at times is because of people "like you" who seemingly don't care about their civil rights civil rights that are afforded to all of us!

    Because those civil rights were won by men and women (long time ago) who died by thousands so that people like you could be wonderfully ignorant and support those who would take those civil rights away (or limit them at their discretion) simply because they (law enforcement) can!

    You have no clue about which you are speaking, you're flapping your gums for no apparent reason, because you didn't have to be out there on the front line!

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 4:25 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2035

    Robert Jacobs posted at 8:09 am on Mon, Jan 21, 2013.
    Posts: 176 "If God hadn't put on our hearts and minds what is right and what is wrong; we as human beings wouldn't know right from wrong!"


    I wonder if Mr Jacob's "morality" given by God includes treating men and women who are out trying to save lives with such hostility and contempt.

    Having friends who had thier lives changed but drunk drivers and having been hit myself by a drunk I appreciate and repsect my neighbors who are out there trying to protect people like Mr Jacob's even though he holds them in such contempt.

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 2:20 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    This is an excerpt from this article: "The Lodi Police Department is planning both a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols this weekend in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving."

    The above is BS, period!

    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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