Why Sobriety Checkpoints Aren’t Illegal Searches or Seizures

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Both the U.S. and the North Carolina constitutions prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures, right? And we know that police in Raleigh and everywhere else have to suspect that a driver is intoxicated before going ahead with field sobriety tests, especially Breathalyzer tests, no? That is why so many police reports include a line about the
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Speeding Through a Sobriety Checkpoint is a No-no, Driver Learns

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Sobriety checkpoints in North Carolina, as in most places, are typically placed by law enforcement officials at high-traffic intersections where accidents have historically been known to occur — and where police believe they will encounter and stop a large number of people to determine whether they are driving drunk. One driver in Pennsylvania recently decided
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Halloween Checkpoints Net 20,000 Citations in 2011

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State and local law enforcement participated in the Booze It & Lose It campaign last weekend. Between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, the Halloween checkpoints and stepped up patrols resulted in 20,786 traffic and criminal citations across North Carolina. Wake County’s seven checkpoints and 23 added patrols issued 51 DWI citations this year. This year, the
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Dwi Checkpoints Focus on Sobriety on the Road and on the Water

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In an effort to raise awareness about drinking while driving any vehicle, a group of law enforcement authorities in North Carolina launched a campaign entitled “On the road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive.” The campaign recently organized a combined sobriety checkpoint effort near a North Carolina beach and the public boat launch. The
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