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carlg1212
12-13-2005, 09:37 AM
Plastered all over Maryland's Interstate 95 are signs like this:

http://www.tcsintl.com/images/highway.jpg

So far this week, they've posted a message (something like) "Maryland DUI Checkpoints - U drink, U drive, U lose".

In typical Hegelian style, those that oppose the police state from randomly intruding with no basis whatsoever MUST BE pro-drunk driving!

Last year, over 500,000 drivers were illegally suspected of commiting the crime of DUI.

Just as 'they' planned a long, long time ago, when you make alcohol widely available (there are dozens of liquor stores within a few miles radius where I live), people get hooked, and the more people that get hooked can now be easily arrested for driving while intoxicated, and potentially locked up in prison for years.

Bouncer
12-13-2005, 01:38 PM
The problem with crimes such as DUI is that once you are drunk and on the road, you are a danger. The best way to lessen that danger is DETERRENCE through public information and "Show of Force". What we don't know, however, is the level of bias or selective enforcement in the selection of checkpoint sites. Based on your information there doesn't appear to be much bias in site selection.

I will say, however, that in NJ there is a "Rat out your fellow driver" campaign that reads: "Report suspicious behavior."

Well, that's what we do here, and damn if you don't look suspicious! :-o

ignt
12-13-2005, 08:20 PM
Too funny :-D :lol: :-D :lol: :-D :lol: :-D :lol:

Bouncer
12-14-2005, 09:39 AM
Of course, now with the GPS xmitters as proposed for all vehicles, they could look for "drunken driving behavior" via computer and send out an APB to pull you over. Or better yet, how about a breathalyser in every vehicle? It wont start until you pass muster . . . "Hey mishter would you breathe in dis liddle tube for meeeeee . . ."