In Delaware on Superbowl Sunday 2012, we had two very unpatriotic DUI checkpoints. They are unpatriotic because in America, we are supposed to have freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. One such freedom is the right to be free from unnecessary searches and seizures by police. DUI checkpoints violate that right because at DUI checkpoints, law enforcement stops everyone without cause, without reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, without probable cause. How much more unpatriotic can you get than to completely disregard the Bill of Rights?
In any event, the DUI checkpoints and other increased patrols resulted in some giant results, at least by Delaware drunk driving arrest standards. Twenty one were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Compare that to the number of DUI arrests in Delaware on New Years 2012. Thirty nine were busted that weekend using twice the checkpoints. So it appears that the frequency of drunk driving arrests are approximately the same.
Now that I have made my point about how these Delaware drunken driving checkpoints violate all of our rights, let me say this: please don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver. Call a ride. I am not advocating drinking and driving.

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