RECENT DUI CHECKPOINTS

Seminole County’s recent sobriety checkpoint yielded arrests for very few drunk drivers, however, generated almost 100 tickets for various driving infractions along with an arrest of an individual for carrying a concealed weapon. The Florida Highway Patrol still maintains that these checkpoints are necessary to keep Florida roadways safe despite the fact that they consistently yield an average of four to less arrests for DUI. In Fort Myers last Saturday morning, over a thousand vehicles were detained in some manner while passing through a checkpoint established on North Cleveland Avenue. Although a little bit better than the Seminole County checkpoint, Fort Myers still yielded very few DUI arrests compared to the number of traffic citations issued. This law firm has consistently maintained that sobriety checkpoints are an absolute violation of our constitutional rights. The limited number of arrests resulting from these roadblocks consistently verifies this to be the case.