Chiefland, FL —  In a video posted to youtube this week, a novel and simply astonishing example of how to deal with DUI checkpoints, was illustrated by the guys from FairDUI.org.

Sobriety checkpoints — also known as DUI checkpoints — are the most common roadblocks you might encounter. They function as a general purpose investigatory tactic where police can get a close look at passing motorists by detaining them briefly. A roadblock stop is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to peer into the vehicle for a moment.

Remember that your constitutional rights still apply in a roadblock situation. Though police are permitted to stop you briefly, they may not search you or your car unless they have probable cause that you’re under the influence or you agree to the search. As such, you are not required to answer their questions or admit to breaking the law.

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In the video, a man hangs his registration, insurance, and driver’s license from his rolled up window inside a ziplock freezer bag, in order to proceed through a DUI checkpoint.

Also in the bag is a flyer, which states:

I remain silent

No Searches

I want my lawyer

Please put any tickets under windshield wiper.

–CPLR §308 & Pacamor, 132 Misc.2d 269 (1986)

I have to show you my papers not hand them to you.

–VTL §312(b), §401(4), §507

Thus I am not opening my window.

I will comply with clearly stated lawful orders.

This DUI checkpoint was put on by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The checkpoint was held on New Year’s Eve, starting at 10:00 pm, in Chiefland, Florida.

According to FairDUI.org, the idea behind the flyer is that you keep it in your car and show it to police at checkpoints and traffic stops. This is NOT for everyone, nor for every situation.

To find out whether the flyer is for you, and when you should (and shouldn’t) use it, you can visit their Flyer page, here.

As long as it takes the officers to read the flyer is as long as the driver is held up. It was amazing.

Now, without further ado, one of the best DUI checkpoint refusals that we’ve ever seen.

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  • Carol-Lyn Thorpe-Taylor

    lol OF COURSE NOT!

  • Sondra

    For all of the police officers who may be a ‘douche’ there are 50 more who are not. This sort of rebellious, self-entitlement is just purely childish. If you aren’t breaking the law, then what’s the problem? And before you get all “it’s my rights! It’s my rights!” I would just like to say “Fuck your rights” If you are driving whilst under the influence and you kill a member of my family, then fuck your rights straight up your arse. Same as if you are driving and you have had any illicit substances, or have them in your vehicle and are planning on using them later or selling them. Fuck your rights. You are obviously a douche, or you are a citizen who respects others and understands that police also have families to go home to, either way there is no need to impede anyone doing their work.

    • Wayne King

      Same argument. For every one you find that has been found drinking, you inconvenience and create a safety hazard for some 400 other individuals who are minding their own business. We have “Rights” concerning our ability to come and go without un-do interruption. We have “Laws” regarding the procedures and penalties for persons who consume alcohol and are involved in accidents. To punish all of those other people for a crime they arent committing is ridiculous.

      • Sondra

        I don’t understand how this is a punishment? The police cannot read minds and don’t know who is committing a felony until they stop the vehicle and check! If you had a loved one killed by a dickhead driver on alcohol or drugs, I bet you would wonder why the police hadn’t picked that dickhead up first and prevented the accident. But……. people still complain about having to stop for DUI’s. It’s non-sensical.

    • TNT`

      That is the most intricate piece of sophistry I’ve read today. Fuck my rights? Fuck you! Who are you to say that our rights don’t matter? Rights we fought for, that our forbears died for? You wanna kiss the cops asses go for it. You are assuming guilt and blaming the citizen for the bad actions of cops. These checkpoints don’t catch many impaired drivers but they have a lot of fun harassing people. Asserting my rights isn’t selfish or childish. Your blind obedience to authority is.

      • Sondra

        OMG that whole response is hilarious! It’s ‘forebears’, and your forebears sure fought and died for what they believed in at the time, but I’m pretty sure they did not envision anarchy being the goal of their descendants. But you keep up the delusions of self-entitlement and have yourself an apoplectic fit over ‘your rights’. Because it’s my right to tell you to fuck your rights right up your arse! And your ancestors fought and died especially for that freedom to tell people to go to fuckery!

        • TNT`

          Anarchy: Look that up before you use it. Self entitlement is for fuckwads like you who think that they are above it all. I work and earn everything as did my forebears..btw, hinging your disagreement on a simple typo shows how limited you are. And one of the rights that my forebears fought for was the right to tell you to fuck off. Not to fuck your rights, because as stupid as you are you still have rights. I don’t have the right to deny you your rights, and you don’t have the right to deny me mine. Anarchy…shit girl, you are headed towards fascism. Look that one up too.

          • Sondra

            Hahahahaha! Oh….blind rage is so entertaining. And look at you, look at you go; probably sitting upright and typing, looking up words – just like real people! Well this has been enjoyable, but now I feel it’s getting to the point where arguing with you is like playing chess with a pigeon. It doesn’t actually move anything, bobs it’s little head, shits on the board and then struts away with it’s chest puffed out like it won. And I did not hinge my disagreement on a typo. But you’ll get there eventually. Keep using those new skills! But that’s okay. You have a nice day. Oh. And Fuck you. 😀