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5 Cars Impounded, 19 Tickets, But No DUI Arrests at Indio Checkpoint

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A drunken driver checkpoint came up without any arrests, but six motorists avoided jail time as they passed field sobriety tests, at an overnight checkpoint in Indio, officers said today.

The six drivers were tested out of 446 vehicles that passed through the sobriety checkpoint that started Saturday night at Fred Waring Drive and Madison Street, according to the Indio Police Department.

Nineteen drivers were cited for either driving without a license or on a suspended license. Five vehicles were impounded and towed during the operation, Indio police said.

-City News Service


Hal January 26, 2014 at 07:17 PM
They should quit calling these DUI checkpoints and rename them for what they really are: Search and Seizure Checkpoints.
Marvin Harrison January 26, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Hal, has anyone who had a valid driver license and was not drinking been searched (either their person or their car)? If so, you are correct.
Michael Smith January 26, 2014 at 09:56 PM
POST 01: There is huge HUGE money in govt. & policing people: 1. police of all ranks, titles & styles (r,t, & s) 2. attorneys of all (r,t, & s)(but only attorneys, not lawyers (see below)) 3. district attorneys of all (r,t, & s) 4. Public defenders of all (r,t, & s) 5. Court systems of every (r,t, & s) 6. Attorney judges (3,000 rulers in the USA - courts) 7. Parole officers 8. Probation officers 9. Psychological hangers-on: psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists (court experts) 10. Doctors of every kind who examine and testify (big bucks) 11. Jails, prisons: guards, clerks, janitors & more 12. Do I need to go on folks? Here's the deal of which MOST people are CLUELESS: There are 88 million "municipal workers" AND related "contractors" in the USA (all workers for city, county, state and United State level "governments" and those that make money off of it in their businesses) They are ALL paid with "debt-money" borrowed from the CENTRAL BANK. Nobody PAYS anyone to do jobs. When was the last time "govt." knocked on your door and asked you for some gold coins to help support the government? NO: because the money is BORROWED every month to pay those 88 million. So to have this massive class-warfare entity ruling over us, we go into debt...every month, deeper and deeper into debt. There is a way to get rid of this mess: support www.the-last-amendment.org (under construction) - creating a new government run by the people, NOT by politicians, nationwide. Hiding Behind The BAR http://www.barefootsworld.net/sui_juris/hiding_behind_bar.html

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