Police in Santa Rosa have announced that they do not agree with the DUI bill that is currently in legislature.
The bill was proposed by a Democratic Assemblyman states that police must announce the exact location of a DUI checkpoint two hours before it occurs and the location must be approved 48 hours in advance.
Local police have said that this would prevent them from stopping drunk drivers because the drivers will go an alternate route to not have to drive through the checkpoint. This bill was aimed to clear up the issue of checkpoints being used more as a way to check for a driver’s license than for DUI.
The purpose of these checkpoints is to prevent drunk driving, but many people are stopped for not having their license. After a person is stopped for not having their license, their car is impounded for 30 days. In order to stop more drunk drivers, officials want to let people know the location of the stop and pick places that have a high number of DUI accidents.
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