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DUI Checkpoints

Departments Vow Traffic Enforcement Crackdown During Holiday Weekend

Police across the country are stepping up traffic enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, focusing especially closely on distracted and impaired drivers.

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Video: NY Officer Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver, Seriously Injured

Officer Willard Gomes, a 12-year veteran of the Nassau County (NY) Police Department, suffered serious head injuries, including swelling of the brain.

NY Officer Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver, Seriously Injured

Officer Willard Gomes, a 12-year veteran of the Nassau County (NY) Police Department, was on DUI patrol when he was hit by an alleged drunk driver early Monday and suffered life-threatening injuries, including swelling of the brain. More Here.

Vigilant Solutions LPR Adds 'Extra Set of Eyes' to Improve Sobriety Checkpoint Operation

A Midwest police department that deployed Vigilant's license plate recognition (LPR) in a sobriety checkpoint operation reports improved officer safety and efficiency, as well as 28 enforcement actions for offenses.

2 California Deputies Shot by Suspect Fleeing DUI Checkpoint

A motorcycle deputy attempted to stop the suspect who then exited the vehicle and began shooting. The motorcycle deputy fired back and was hit during the firefight. The suspect then got back in his car and fled the scene, authorities said. More Here.

Video: 2 California Deputies Shot by Suspect Fleeing DUI Checkpoint

A motorcycle deputy attempted to stop the suspect who then exited the vehicle and began shooting. The motorcycle deputy fired back and was hit during the firefight. The suspect then got back in his car and fled the scene, authorities said.

Driver Runs Your DUI Checkpoint

All of a sudden you see a car run the checkpoint, and just as it turns out of view you hear shots fired and an officer calling for help over the radio.

Video: Driver Questions Deputy at DUI Checkpoint

A Libertarian Party member's recording of his interaction with a Rutherford County (Tenn.) Sheriff's deputy at a DUI checkpoint went viral following the July 4 stop.

Utah Bill Would Ban DUI Checkpoints

Law enforcement officials and drunken driving opponents have argued that Utah should maintain the practice of setting up checkpoints to catch DUI drivers on the streets.

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Two Calif. Bills Would Loosen Vehicle Impounds for Illegals

The authors of the two bills — AB 353 and AB 1389 — acknowledge they're seeking to provide cover to undocumented, unlicensed drivers who lose their vehicles while passing through the checkpoints if they aren't intoxicated.

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