Opponents of current DUI enforcement especially dislike sobriety checkpoints. Reader Max sends a link to a California checkpoint where 1,600 vehicles passed and exactly one driver was arrested for DUI. Worse, Max notes, from the story:
- Police impounded 32 vehicles because the driver had no license or a suspended or revoked one. In some cases, those vehicles can be sold to satisfy fines and impound fees.
With few exceptions, you've got to be one of the worst drivers on the road to get suspended, much less revoked. So it's good they're impounding and/or selling these drivers' cars. But I'm sure courts, which have nixed drunk-possession checkpoints, would say sobriety checkpoints are not the way to catch these drivers.