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Ten Arrested at Palm Desert DUI, License Checkpoint

The checkpoint was held over the weekend in Palm Desert, on Monterey Avenue, south of Country Club Drive.

A total of 10 people were arrested at a recent DUI checkpoint held within the city of Palm Desert-- three of which were drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

The checkpoint was held from 9 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday on Monterey Avenue, south of Country Club Drive, according to Sheriff's Sergeant Dave Adams.

"Along with law enforcement personnel and members from the Palm Desert Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.), a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was present, handing out informational packets and speaking to drivers on the dangers of impaired driving," Adams said.

Adams reported that a total of 703 vehicles passed through the checkpoint-- 545 of which were screened.

Checkpoint personnel arrested three drivers for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Adams.  Another seven people were nabbed for driving while unlicensed or suspended, he added.

Adams said another DUI checkpoint is scheduled for March 1, "in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways."

Funding for the operation was provided via federal and state grants.

Michael Kennedy February 06, 2013 at 12:57 AM
"....a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was present, handing out informational packets and speaking to drivers on the dangers of impaired driving." I once asked Sgt. Adams if he would let someone stand there and hand out accurate literature about the fraud of DUI enforcement, about the patent scientific bogusness of field sobriety tests, and regarding other truthful things about the politics of drunk driving enforcement, and he said "no." I smiled. That reveals that the mass liberty infringement regime of these Iron-Curtain like operations not only violate the Fourth Amendment [the version envisioned and intended by the Framers] but also the First Amendment, because they are being used to disseminate government-approved propaganda while not giving the same opportunity for neutral, accurate, scientific information. When will be ever learn? Probably never. Goebbels would approve. www.kennedyforlaw.com

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