Cities Making Money Off of DUI Checkpoints

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 29-Mar-2011

In 2010, California traffic safety officials impounded 17,419 vehicles during DUI sobriety checkpoints.  

According to the Huffington Post, more than 1,050 state-funded DUI checkpoints were conducted throughout the state of California.   Although these checkpoints are designed to deter motorist from driving under the influence, it seems as if the DUI checkpoints are meant to make the city money rather than protect the public.    For every DUI arrest made, officers impounded six vehicles, making these DUI checkpoints a waste of tax payer’s money.

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