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Are You Aware of the Ziplock Method for DUI Checkpoints? Watch, Learn, and Be Amazed

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.

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.

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.

    • No.

    • Really? U expect god to do everything for you? This is whats wrong with you people. No accountability at all. Someone does good its god who did it. Someone did bad satan did it… Grow up and take accountability.

    • ^
      First, what do you mean you people? You have never wronged been wronged?

      haha uhhh are you saying people are not in control of their own actions, every movement is influenced by what your “god” or “satan” wants?

      Get off your high horse.

    • That’s what I’ll tell the checkpoint officer next time I’m Schlitz-faced!!! PTL!!!!

  • Jeffrey L Slater

  • He forgot to add that he might get entered into the police database as a suspicious person and might have to deal with the police coming to his house every time there is a crime and anyone committing a crime looks any thing like you.

  • Sherry S Silva

  • If you haven’t done anything who the hell cares if you get stopped at a checkpoint? They started doing this on holiday weekends to keep the drunks who started partying early and/or throughout the day and weekend off the streets because they were out driving drunk, causing accidents and killing people, sometimes entire families. Maybe most are too young to remember this. Before the checkpoints every holiday weekend the headlines were full of reports about people being killed by drunk drivers. Seriously, my few minutes of inconvenience, as well as yours, is nothing compared to the safety of a family.
    My parents lost two friends, many decades ago when I was a kid, to holiday drunk driver. All of them died: The young man who was drunk, his girlfriend that was with him, his three friends in the back, and my parent’s friends, who were on their way home from their first vacation after his retirement three months prior.

    • If you say gullible real slow it sounds exactly like orange. Try it.

    • I’m older than dirt at an archeological dig in Egypt. Condescending remarks hold no weight, nor have any effect on me. Surprisingly, the problem with getting old is that you were alive long before the young snips, who think they know everything, were even twinkle in their daddy’s eyes.

    • You would rather give up your rights as a American? “Those who give up liberty for saftey deserve neither” Ben Franklin. “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” Hitler. You old timer are part of the problem. Make the police do their job not violate are rights.

    • Giving up your privacy because you have nothing to hide, is like giving up your freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.

    • I am almost 70, a checkpoint for over the limit has never taken away my rights. I think people feel alot more entitled than what they should. It’s the usual, don’t say anything to me, don’t say anything to my kid, blah, blah blah. Meanwhile, for the rest of us, who actually lived during that period of time when we had alot of freedom and peace, we aren’t fond of all the pissing bitching, moaning, whining, crying and complaining about their rights being infringed upon by everyone and everything. Most of us wish for the days where the crazy fringe groups stayed relatively hidden under their rocks, before the NRA feed the lie that the Gov’mint was coming to take their guns, which they’ve been screaming since i was in my 20s, they haven’t come, yet. And the NSA thought that 1984 was a manual. The Kool Aid must be a poison pill that drives the person partaking into paranoia, delusions and conspiracies theories. Jax Laughfner, that’s been said before, but i agree with privacy, a checkpoint on a holiday for drunk drivers, is in the best interest of the masses as opposed to the the interest of the party ’til we puke crowd.

    • You think you lived in a free and peaceful time? While your peers were being drafted to die in a war that we had no business in, while our incarceration rates were going through the roof with the war on drugs, while blacks and other minorities were subjugated as second class citizens… Your generation had to be one of the least free generations in the 20th century. Your generation is what caused the mess my generation has to clean up. Your generation is full of authoritarian blow-hards who can’t mind their own fucking business and have a deep seeded superiority complex.

    • The sound of a fucking moran. Yes, that’s you Cody.

    • Whether drunk drivers are caught by throwing a net over hundreds of random drivers and stopping them for no cause has nothing to do with it. I’m sure lots of criminal activity would be uncovered by raiding every single household in any given city at 3AM too. If you’re not doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t have anything thing to worry about (aka shouldn’t “care”), right??

    • Says the dumb cunt, Ash, who can’t even spell “moron”…😂

    • My generation didn’t make a mess. And YOUR generation isn’t cleaning up squat! So far, you’re generation is just a bunch of spoiled, sniveling, whining, self-indulgent and self-serving, nobody-better-say-shit-to-me, entitled children with enough attitude and ego to sink the Titanic, who have little to no respect for anyone.

      Privatized prisons increased the prison population for the almighty dollar. My generation protested and fought for civil rights for blacks and women, and while the generation before mine trumped up another war we could not win, the boys of my generation didn’t sit behind their remote controls and game controllers playing HALO and WoW. Which, of course, didn’t exist; most of them just worked their asses off. Whether drafted or enlisted, they showed up and they fought in a dirty war. I lost many friends from that war, and others lost body parts. If my generation is guilty of anything we are guilty of raising spoiled, indulged children, because we wanted their lives to be better. We worked our rears off to provide for them as generously as we could to make their lives easier than what we had, and we were happy to do it. We dreamed and fought for equal rights for all, and here we are fighting for it all over again.

      Bernadine, false equivalences. If you clap your hands and say, I do believe, a fairy lives.

    • It’s against the fourth amendment. 100% against all America is supposed to be

    • The right of search and seizure is for private property. Their is an exemption for motor vehicle search and seizure, evidence in plainview, knock and announce, border searches. Police are within their constitutional law right to have check points.
      Again, another example of I should be exempt from everything I want to do, when i want to do it and i don’t want to answer to anyone syndrome.

    • The baby boomer generation doesn’t know the meaning of personal responsibility. The drug war was about blaming the crime wave on inanimate substances, and all of the negative things in the later 20th century gets blamed on successive generations, even when it’s clear that most are a direct result of policies from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Militarization of police, the war on terror (which makes more terrorists than it kills), the patriot act, the war on drugs, privatized prisons, crushing national debt, disastrous economic policy… My generation were all much too young to even vote on these issues, yet the baby boomers were all reaching ages where it becomes more common to vote and start working in public office. These are the issues millennials face and are trying to fix.

      Baby boomers eroded the 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendment considerably as a result of their policies. The very fact that you can’t see that a vehicle is an extension of your home (which in my state is law) and that the very premise of an officer searching your vehicle for contraband is completely anti-American is indicative of the absolute bullshit your generation was conditioned to accept as fact. Knock and announce?! Your generation came up with the idea of no-knock raids.

      After all, these cops aren’t searching vehicles looking for rapists and murderers. They’re looking for non-violent drug offenders. Because that’s where the money is. Busting robbers and murders isn’t profitable. Busting drug offenders is.

    • You are talking politicians, not people. War on Drugs: Ronald Reagan, Trickle Down Economics: Ronald Reagan, War on Terror, The Patriot Act, Disastrous Economic Policies: George W. Bush. I can assure you most of my generation didn’t give two flips about who was smoking pot, it was the generation before mine that made those laws. But here we are once again: whaa, whaa, whaa, whaa, Sniveling and whining, bitching and crying it’s someone else’s fault, you did this to me, you inconvenienced me, boo hoo, boo hoo.

      Yes, EACH generation has the ability to be wiser and smarter politically, and personally, than the next, it’s that 20/20 vision thing.You will have it, too someday. It’s life, it happens. Lol. Be wise grasshopper, make sure the politician you vote for isn’t campaigning on an issue near and dear to your heart, e.g. 2nd amendment, wherein you, unknowingly, sold him your soul because he turned out to be the devil, A non domino, and the rest of us suffer for it, Aberratio Ictus. Too many of your predecessors have done that.

      Your statement about drug busting is silly. again, false equivalencies. Cops bust for drugs because it’s the law. Most cops that I have ever met, and spoken with, think busting for pot is ridiculous and a waste of their time and they’d like to see it legalized. Don’t like it, write your congressmen, many of us already have. They won’t legalize heroin, meth, LSD, chalk, bath salts, blow, angel dust, buttons (maybe), shrooms, bump, O, roofies, ecstasy, crank, Apache, glass cleaner or any of the other drugs I’ve forgotten. Don’t want to get busted, don’t carry, don’t cook, it’s not that difficult. But honestly, I don’t want my loved ones killed because your drunk ass can’t drive.
      A superbia initium sumpsit omnis perditio

    • Back to your motor vehicle not being private property, the constitution states that I have a right to Travel freely and unmolested within my country. I think you are confused with commerce, which involves vehicles conducting business with their vehicles, that’s why we don’t debate the truck/rig enforcement laws. you must have probable cause to stop/detain a person. The supreme court has overrode the constitution to allow these checkpoints. This is why it is unconstitutional

    • Look it up, I did.

    • A regular traffic stop is not considered a seizure. A search of a car, if an officer determines there is probable cause, is within the law. Seizing anything in plain sight is within the law, like a bag of pot or dope paraphernalia, and they can search you. A cop can not stop and randomly search your car without probable cause or reason of suspicious activity. There is limited privacy with a vehicle because it is not a residence. You can travel freely and unmolested within your country, but an officer of the law can stop you. If you are acting suspiciously and they have probably cause to believe you are participating in some activity against the law, they can search your car, or your person. They CAN NOT search your car without a warrant if they arrest you. If they pull you over, your drunk and over the legal limit, and they arrest you, they have to then get a warrant to search your car.

    • Exactly my point, checkpoints are illegal, you just said so your self. Acting suspicious is not a reason to detain you. Speeding, no seatbelt, failing to stop at a stop sign are all reasons to be pulled over and detained leagally. A checkpoint is stopping everyone with no reason! Therefore the police and border patrol are violating our right to travel freely and unmolested. The last country to have checkpoints and demand papers was nazi Germany. Say what you want about that, but it is fact, for you to believe that the American government is for the people is just plain naive. This internet is the cops/goverments worst nightmare, our news source is no longer limited to the news companies ran by governments.

    • I never insinuated the U.S. government was for the people, but it is the best we have and better than many. Here’s your sobriety checkpoints law:
      http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/checkpoint_laws.html

  • THAT’S GREAT GUYS BUT IT WOULD BE MORE INTERESTING TO SEE THE RESULTS WITH A BLACK MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL? WILL YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN? THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS.

  • BS. This will not work in most cases

  • so for the many people that have been drinking, they just go through without being checked? this is retarded

  • In a turn of events they were later killed by a drunk driver who had passed through a check point in similar fashion….smh

    • Go live in some other police state

    • I do…there’s a line between rights and freedom and safety….you’ve probably never had a loved one killed by a drunk driver. Someone’s life being taken because another had too many.

    • That doesn’t give cops a right to stop and search without probable cause. I understand most cops wouldn’t lie in order to detain you and search your vehicle, but some will. I don’t feel like taking the chance that some crooked cop on a power trip will fuck with me at a checkpoint just because he needs to meet his quota for the month.

    • Cops rarely stop and search without PC. Drunks drive drunk all the time. Pick and choose your battles.

    • Rarely my ass. Albuquerque police are notorious for that bullshit. As a child I remember my father being searched because the cop “smelled marijuana”. My dad doesn’t smoke pot. After making a mess of the truck and throwing belongings from the glove box all over the truck desperately looking for drugs, the officer claims that cleaning up his mess isn’t his job and to have a nice day.

      That’s why people hate cops.

    • It’s called the 4th amendment. Cops are the enemy of the constitution. Probable cause was meant to legally allow an officer to enter a residence where they heard or saw somebody in imminent danger. Not to look for illicit substances and contraband.

  • For all you statist boot lickers who disagree with this, remember that these checkpoints are statistically ineffective. They usually only catch people who have lapsed registration and/or no insurance policies. The actual rate of effectiveness at catching drunks is less than 1% of all vehicles that pass through. They are a waste of taxpayers resources and violate our right to travel freely.

    • I’m just here to hijack visibility for my comment:

      Where applicable, the flyer should include “this vehicle and any personnel surrounding it are being recorded on film and audio”.

    • Prhaps the checkpoints are completely effective. Who’s to say that the rate of Duii drivers going through the checkpoints is not 1%

    • The cop could have ticketed the driver if he wanted to. In Florida it’s not legal to have a video display in view of the driver. The dashcam (which is similar to the one in my vehicle) has a display. I agree with the basic premise of not allowing searches, etc. I’m just commenting that in a situation where the cops want to thwart this tactic they would be on solid legal ground. The solution to the problem is for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule random stops illegal.

    • ^ it’s not a video display meant for viewing. It’s a recording device …. meant for …. recording. Fascist.

    • What about in states like mine where failure to sign a citation will result in being detained?

    • Then again the dui stops might just be an excuse to catch the insurance and licence dodgers just as much as the drunks. If you ain’t breaking the law, you should have no concerns.

    • If there is no victim, there is no crime. That’s the way our system is supposed to work. Make a claim, then get back with me.

    • “If I ain’t breaking the law” they have no authority to detain me.

    • Ash, why not let cops raid every house in America and just abolish the 4th amendment? I mean, if you’re not breaking the law, why worry about it?

  • Are checkpoints unconstitutional? Inconvenient? Scary? Yeah. I’d still like to think the biggest thing to remember is to not drive drunk

  • I really don’t think this would work for me..

  • Most cops would just have you pull over and search you anyway. The sign would tick off their ego and make you a target.

    • You do not have to consent to a search.

      I’d advise immediately contacting your lawyer and keeping a camera (or using a phone) to record the event as well.

      They could find anything disgusting and illegal you can think of in your car and the fact that they found it illegally is going to ruin their case, if you know how to contest your charges.

    • Rob??? Last I checked, a moldy french fry wasn’t illegal. Disgusting, yes. But no reason to arrest anyone. Can they really arrest you for disgusting things?

    • Exactly Katherine. You would also need to hire the attorney in Boca Raton who is recommending this and to only argue this to a judge. Finding a local attorney where the checkpiont was conducted to support this will be a different story. 99.99% of dui attorneys like the money generated by the dui scam.

  • Now you know that you would get your ass taken to jail in a heart beat right?

  • somehow i don’t believe this would work for non-white people at all. Florida?!

  • Ya might need this if you are going this route, http://www.howtowinincourt.com/?refercode=VJ0014

  • A good Idea for New Mexico also. We have all kinds of Checkpoints, there can be three or more near the Border!

    • I’m also in NM. But what about the issue of receiving a ticket and having to sign for it? That would require you to roll down your window, being that failure to sign for a ticket can get you arrested.

  • How about you just don’t drink and drive, don’t act suspicious, don’t be a smart ass, and carry your license and insurance like you’re supposed to. This has worked for me countless times and I’ve never once been detained for more than a minute at a checkpoint.

  • They would then order you to roll down your window. Just saying…..

  • Lmao !

  • I found the perfect way to go through these points!
    Evening officer what’s up,
    yea im ok heres my license,
    ok have a good day and stay safe out there.
    And if they take one fucking drunk off the road that day then Im perfectly fine !

    • Until they come up with some bullshit about smelling weed or booze and search your vehicle and detain you just to meet their quota. Lots of crooked cops on a power trip out there, I’ve been a victim of it. Best to just avoid that scenario entirely. They can fuck off and do real police work, like look for drivers who are swerving and driving erratic. Not throwing a general net over mostly innocent drivers.

    • Your profile picture is of you hanging of the back of a truck whilst it is moving. Would the driver of that truck be innocent?

    • And how does showing them your papers help police make a decision on whether or not you are DUI?

    • Ash, that truck wasn’t moving. You know what happens when you assume… And even if it was, yes, the driver of that truck didn’t put a gun to my head and force me to hang off the back of the truck. If anything were to happen to me, that should be on me and on me alone.

      I am an adult, capable of making my own decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. You should really try it some time. It’s much more liberating than constantly trying to blame others for your woes.

  • Rudy Valdez get your ziplock bags ready

  • While there have been cases of Floridians arrested for refusing to roll down their window, with officers in some instances going so far as breaking the window, according to attorneys, refusing to roll down your window is legal in Florida and you cannot legally be arrested or have your window broken for refusing.

    As a disclaimer, this does not mean that officers will abide by the law and follow the constitution. Just because it is legal to do something does not mean that you will not be arrested or brutalized for asserting your rights.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/florida-sheriffs-threaten-illegally-arrest-citizens-silentziplock-dui-checkpoint-method/#EHSUohO48GoErH0I.99

    • yeh since fl dept of law enforcement states clearly on thier compliance page that The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission has as its mission “to ensure that the citizens of the State of Florida are served by the most qualified, well-trained, competent and ethical criminal justice officers in the nation.” sure….

  • I don’t get this. The only people this would help is those that are drunk, or high, or whatever. Personally, I don’t WANT those people on the road. If this stopped harassment, yes, but checkpoints are there for a reason.

  • black folks don’t try this at home

  • a lot of people r afraid of the check point,,its go’s aganist they rights,,,also afraid of being shoot bye some fuck up cop ,,,look at all the people cops had kill,,,in one year,,450 kill bye cops unharmed,,that check point is bull shit,,,its just another way for people to get shoot,,,they also want to get in peoples cars with out a warrant,,,so they can plant something in it,,,like drugs ,,guns anything an say its yours,,now u on your way to jail,,thats y i say its bull shit,,the chect point,,,its just to get u fuck up,,

  • thats priceless….

  • It’s amazing how many people are willing to toss their rights out the window.
    Not me!!

  • I’ve never been stopped at a DUI checkpoint longer than 10 seconds.

  • lolll the Zionist USA is going down the sink hole 🙂

  • shoutout to Ziplocks #420quality #highstandards

  • Sunni Kesha

  • I wouldn’t trust this. They can say you have a light out pull off to the side step out of the car.Best way to avoid this is don’t drink and drive

  • Billny

    Learn how to Spell and Write a Sentence,u r. Fking moron,stay out of cars and off the road and by the way take English grammar classes.My God u r an idiot.

  • cryptic_pickle

    Did you test this with black people as the drivers?