DUI Strike Force Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint

By: LCSO / TPD Joint Media Release
By: LCSO / TPD Joint Media Release

Leon County, Florida - December 27, 2011 -

On Thursday, December 29, 2011, the Leon County DUI Strike Force will conduct a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint at 9373 Woodville Highway (Woodville Elementary School). The Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint will start at 11:00PM and conclude at 01:00AM. Deputies from LCSO and Police Officers from TPD, FSUPD and FAMUPD will be checking drivers for signs of impairment while looking for equipment violations, tag or license violations and seatbelt violations. Deputies and police officers will also be verifying vehicle insurance requirements. This Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint is part of the ongoing efforts to reduce impaired driving while ensuring that vehicles are being safely operated in our community.


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  • by I do not consent on Dec 28, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    40 thousand citations were written up, little over 500 drunk drivers arrested, little over 500 drunk driving deaths and you feel that is reason enough to give away your rights? More people are killed from prescription drugs at hospitals each year, more people are killed from peanut allergies than this , and you think this is just cause for these corporate goons to hustle the slave wages from the already embattled American public? Those who give away freedom for safety deserve neither. We had over 5000 forcible rapes last year, thats 13 a day. There are real crimes out there that should have priority, These check points do very little to protect our families from some lone drunk idiot. I do not condone drunk drivers, I do not condone one drunk driving idiot taking away the rights from the over 11 million drivers on Florida roads. That averages out to 1 drunk driver for every 150 thousand drivers? You may be willing to have them cavity search your wife on the roadside and draw blood on the spot but I will never be comfortable with this idea that we are all guilty until we prove ourselves innocent. Papers citizen,, show me your papers!
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      by Wow on Dec 28, 2011 at 09:56 PM in reply to I do not consent
      Get to a hospital. I'm pretty sure you have rabies.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to Wow
        I dont suffer from my rabies I embrace it.
  • by American on Dec 28, 2011 at 06:10 PM
    Well, you drunks don't speak for we Americans who have a right to drive safely and free, FREE, from drunk drivers who would risk us and our families. I hope they get you and put you in JAIL. How do you like me exercising my free speech? You aren't the only ones with a voice, and I want the cops out there.
  • by I do not consent on Dec 28, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Dirty road pirates with badges. Without probable cause tell the officer you do not consent and wish to be on your way. Ask if they have witnessed you breaking a law and if so what law, ask if you are being detained and if not ask if you are free to go. These Nazi check points do very little to stop the loan wolf drunk and impaired drivers and do more to acclimate you and your children to giving away your rights as free men and women. Do not consent to giving away your 4th to these Corporate flunkies. They will claim they are doing it for your kids and your safety, they will claim they are just doing their job, thats the same thing the Nazi troopers said, "we were just doing what we were told". Our officers should refuse to do these check points, they are clearly a violation of our Constitutional rights and any officer assigned to these Nazi check points asking citizens for their papers without a warrant and probable cause that truly believes they are just following orders need to look no further than the 4th amendment and to look no further than the oath they swore to become officers. Get a Job Florida.
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      by Really? on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:39 PM in reply to I do not consent
      You're a whack-job. Do you actually have a driver's license? It's scary to think there are people like you actually out there on the roads...driving a 4000 lb piece of machinery.
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      by Read on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to I do not consent
      Ever read Jones v Mass? Read it. Report back with your findings.
  • by Back Road Bandit. on Dec 28, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    There is a back road from bob miller road to the county line to oakridge to wakulla hwy even to bloxam and on to old bethel the other way.
  • by Rubbernecker on Dec 28, 2011 at 02:55 PM
    So the party starts at 11:00 and continues till the weee hours of the morning, Im bringing popcorn and soda. Be there with your lawn chair. Its going to be cold too so bring a nice coat. Anyone have a nice camera I can use please? I wonder how many innocent sheep get corralled through the system for no other reason but they happen to be on that road. For the money they could post these same occifers at a local watering hole and call tipsy taxi for them, that would be a service. Not teaching Americans how to accept martial law and training your new recruits to "Just Do their Job". Its a sad day when we as Americans treat fellow Americans this way. Working for the corporate state. Its like being given a super cape to help people but the owners of the cape force you into small misdeeds to continue to wear the cape. You have a choice you took an oath. How far are our officers going to take this.
  • by Paul on Dec 28, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    It's always Woodville or Crawfordville highways. Maybe highway 20. It's never off Thomasville road. Thomasville road itself would be too dangerous. I wonder why the checkpoints are always the southside of town. It's not just the people on the south side of the county getting drunk and driving.
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      by Cop on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM in reply to Paul
      we've conducted checkpoints on Thomasville Road also.
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      by Lookin 4 Harvey on Dec 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM in reply to Paul
      Lookin 4 Harvey.
  • by Concerned in Tally Location: Woods on Dec 28, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    I concur with Tan Man ... why let drunk drivers drive beyond 100 feet? Are we really trying to avoid drunk driving fatalities or what? I think what!
  • by Tan Man Location: Wakulla on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:52 AM
    A nice sobriety check point would be in front of the parking lot of the bars and beer joints between 12 & 2 a.m. - Friday & Saturday nights, every weekend. Why let'em drive further than 100 yards drunk?
  • by dale on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    please--once a fool is drunk, they have no idea where they are or what they read in the paper about checkpoints. drunks are mindless idiots who are certain they are driving just fine and will be able to fool any officers--in other words they are dumb as rocks.
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      by FTW on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:14 PM in reply to dale
      What about when a smart person gets drunk, as opposed to a fool? What say you now, Mr. Smarty Pants?
  • by Melissa Location: Crawfordville on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    Or you could just not drink and drive.
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