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Drunk Drivers Using Twitter To Avoid DUI Checkpoints

December 30, 2009  | 


DWI checkpoint in East Haven, Conn. Image courtesy of versageek (Flickr.com).

To elude a DUI arrest, younger drivers are using Twitter to avoid sobriety checkpoints during the holiday season, the Seattle Times reports.

Drivers are sending each other "tweets" that include the intersections of checkpoints, as well as text messages and an iPhone application that allows drivers to input checkpoint locations.

A Fresno (Calif.) police sergeant says the ease and speed with which Twitter allows the dissemination of information is allowing teens to drink more heavily and find routes to avoid detection.

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