The State of Delaware has announced two DUI checkpoints for tomorrow, Friday, September 14, 2012.
The checkpoints are to be located in Newark, DE and in Magnolia, DE.
According to an article on DelawareOnline today, the State of Delaware has arrested 144 people so far this year during the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign.
More than 3,400 have been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence so far this year in the State of Delaware.
The problem with sobriety checkpoints is that they use a “dragnet” approach to finding over-the-limit drivers. Checkpoints stop and harass innocent citizens so that the relative handful who have a Blood Alcohol Level of .08 or higher can be arrested.
What’s worse is that in return for harassing innocent motorists, the DUI checkpoints don’t appear to be terribly effective. After all, only 144 people have been arrested as a result of checkpoints so far this year.
If you are arrested for DUI in Delaware, whether as a result of a traffic stop, an accident or otherwise, please contact attorney Matt Stiller for a consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Attorney Matt Stiller defends DUI, DWI or “drunk driving” charges in all Delaware Courts. He handles DUI cases in Justice of the Peace or JP Court, Court of Common Pleas, Superior Court and the Delaware Supreme Court. He is available for consultations over the phone if you cannot come to our offices. He is also available to meet in person in our Dover, Delaware office for people with cases in Smyrna, Dover, Harrington, Milford, Greenwood, Dagsboro, Lincoln, Georgetown, Lewes, Rehoboth and other areas of Kent or Sussex County. He is also available for in-person appointments in our Trolley Square, Wilmington office for people who have a DUI in Wilmington, Greenville, Centreville, Claymont, Clayton, Middletown, Odessa, Townsend, Bear and other areas in Northern Delaware.