TPD: Sobriety and Safety Checkpoint on Chapel Drive

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - April 3, 2012 -

This evening, the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting a safety and sobriety checkpoint in the Tallahassee area. The checkpoint will run from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and will be in the 200 block of Chapel Drive.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect drivers who are too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, detect vehicles with faulty equipment, and those operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.

The checkpoint will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniformed officers. The checkpoint is designed to have a minimal impact on traffic flow and to save lives.

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  • by zulu Location: gadsden on Apr 3, 2012 at 05:35 PM
    Joke !! One hour ? Tuesday morning ?? Try Friday-Sunday 5PM till 5AM ! You will catch thousand drunk and drugged !!!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 08:06 PM in reply to zulu
      im glad zulu doesnt set my alarm clock.
  • by David on Apr 3, 2012 at 03:32 PM
    I hope these punks are proud of themselves. Pulling these Nazi check points up. Way to protect and serve. I hope they smile and feel all accomplished in their pursuit of justice, harassing motorist that are merely going that way. No probable cause to stop them what so ever, no swerving, no visible vehicular damages, no speeding or turn signal violations, just pulling over the public and molesting their right to move about. You police officers doing this know it's wrong and yet you continue to do it. You know your time could be spent in a better capacity to serve and protect but you go along with it and do as your masters say. Just doing your job right? You make me sick, playing into the marshal law. We are your neighbors and family and you treat us like foreigners, like lesser than you. You should be ashamed. The police that arent ashamed of these tactics are just the ones the powers that be want, to be their yes men and do their bidding. Keep being these crooks puppets, I hope you cant sleep at night knowing that you are sent out to be the dog of your masters. You know it's wrong and yet you still do it. Dont wonder why most people dont like you from now on. PS. No I do not have a record, I do have several cars, I dont have speeding tickets. Dont make up scenarios in your comments towards my opinions. They will be false. For all you know I could be one of these road dogs sent out to bark at you on these revenue hunts. Papers citizen shoooowww Me your paaapers!
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      by SNA on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:31 AM in reply to David
      Marshall law? Nazis? Dude, put your tin foil hat back on.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 02:53 PM
    Put the checkpoint inside Bonefish
  • by sam Location: Thomasville on Apr 3, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Hope they have more safety checks, should have more in Thomas, Grady and all surronding counties, we are having too many accidents. Possibly caused also by texting and talking on cell phone while driving.
  • by l on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Yea...they waited the last minute to let you know...
  • by Black flag on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    "Let me see your papers." Checkpoints are illegal searches and often illegal seizures. If you're obeying the laws you do NOT have to show any ID or any other papers. A.C.A.B.
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      by SNA on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to Black flag
      Except for the fact that you are required to be properly licensed and insured to operate a vehicle. You don't have to show ID if you are simply walking around town unless you are exhibiting criminal behavior. And they can't "seize" anything without your permission or probable cause. They are trying to prevent accidents and death instead of just showing up after the fact.
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      by J on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to Black flag
      Are you really that dumb? If you know the law so well then maybe you missed your calling. I'm certain you do nothing with law. If I had to guess one of your drinking buddies told you that checkpoints are illegal searches and seizures.
  • by Elaine on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    They need to have more sobriety and safety checks in the Killearn Estates area and all over for that matter. We have a lot of young drivers out and it wouldn't hurt to have it.
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      by Shadrack on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM in reply to Elaine
      I don't understand your comment. Are young drivers more important than old drivers? Are you drivers more likely to drink and drive than old drivers? Does age really matter?
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      by pill on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM in reply to Elaine
      Yes, It would not to slap some people in Killearn with DUI's. They have money and wont use a public defender. They will get attorneys and get seat belt tickets in the end. We could also skewer some youngsters and ruin their lives before they start. lots of white people over in Killearn..Good thinking!!! Plenty of money for court cost's and made up fee's . No poor people over there
  • by ralff on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    looks like they found casey anthony at the DUI check point!!!
  • by pill Location: Leon county jail on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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      by Black flag on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to pill
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM in reply to pill
  • by AWESOME Location: Chapel Drive on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    I love how they will be "Hosting". An illegal search and seizure drive. Also overtime, plenty of overtime, People will be sleeping in A?C idling SUV's and getting OT. Some dead persons name will be given as a reason. I am gonna drive through several times to diminish there manpower.Go home and quit robbing taxpayers. White students are targeted because they will pay and can afford private attorneys and stimulate the economy . Poor people just go to jail
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM in reply to AWESOME
      I'm sure you'll be wasting you time going through multiple times. You're an idiot.
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      by unawesome on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM in reply to AWESOME
      you are a nut job - why don't you run into a tree and do us all a favor.
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      by dale on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to AWESOME
      whine and cry--whine and cry. get a life.
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