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Sobriety Checkpoints Friday

Arcadia police officers will hold sobriety checkpoints at various locations throughout the city this weekend.

The Arcadia Police Department will have sobriety and driver's license checkpoints throughout the city Friday.

Statistics show drunken driving causes more deaths and injuries than hand guns and knives combined, police say.

So don't become a statistic.

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Call (626) 334-1383 for more information.

Timber October 26, 2012 at 05:13 AM
People are not required to answer questions posed by the police. Checkpoints are voluntary. "Officer, please let me know when I am free to go"
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM
If you display any symptoms of intoxication, you'll be "free" to go when THEY say so. (:
Sandra October 26, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I wonder why they announce these. Wouldn't the best way to locate law-breakers be to catch them off guard?
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 04:30 PM
by law they must let the public know in advance. typical aclu logic
Sandra October 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Wow, really? How odd. What's the logic behind that law, do you know?
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 05:27 PM
People thought the police didn't have "probable cause" to just set up road blocks and stop people. This gives folks "notice."
Sandra October 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Interesting. Thanks for your replies, Craig.
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 05:34 PM
anytime, Sandra
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 05:35 PM
p.s. google it and you can read about it.
Sandra October 26, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Will do. I've been rather sheep-like when it comes to stuff like this. :o|
Craig Bushey October 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM
if you haven't been drinking, it'll be a quick inconvenience
Sandra October 26, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Well, the only time I consume any alcohol at all is in my (rather delicious, if I do say so myself) chicken piccata. :o)
Timber October 27, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Craig Even if you don't display any symptoms of intoxication they will not let you go right away when you don't answer their questions, even though their is never a requirement to answer questions presented by the police. "Probable cause" is a standard by which our government is permitted to interfere with anyone's Liberty. To overcome this standard to combat drunk driving through checkpoints the courts have shaped an exception to the 4th amendment by allowing mass detentions to "educate and deter" not apprehend (ancillary). The checkpoints function is an administrative action for that purpose. Suspicion-less "seizures" by the police at checkpoints are only successful by your consent.

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