dui, checkpoint, rights

New Haven, CT — DUI checkpoints are an unfortunate reality in the ostensible land of the free. Luckily, there are still people in this country who choose to assert their rights and challenge this tyrannical and constitution-violating police state racket.

Michael Picard is a champion of freedom and has no fear when it comes to challenging the police state. On numerous occasions, the Free Thought Project has reported on Picard’s endeavors in flexing his liberties. He’s even been picked up by the ACLU after recording police attempting to falsely charge him.

And now, Picard is at it again in his most recent video of rights flexing. This time, he’s driving through a DUI checkpoint he had just protested.

“We were protesting the checkpoint with signs reading, ‘cops ahead.'” Picard told the Free Thought Project of his activism before going through the checkpoint. Then, Picard and his friends had to drive through the checkpoint they’d just been protesting in order to go home.


“We were heading home and had to go through the checkpoint in order to get onto the highway,” Picard explains.

That’s when the video began.

As the car rolls up to the checkpoint, the officer asks for Picard’s license, to which Picard replies, “Why?”

“This is a DUI checkpoint,” the officer replies. Then, something awesome happens.

When the officer sees the camera coupled with the fact that Picard is not immediately curtsying to his command, he realizes that ‘It’s a trap.’ The officer, choosing not to attempt to have to justify the reason for the unconstitutional stop, then lets the car go.

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Just like that, they were let through a DUI checkpoint with no search, seizure, or otherwise any inconvenience. Rights = Flexed.

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.

Because courts have upheld the tyrannical practice of stopping anyone and everyone, regardless of guilt, does not mean that it is just.

Because of the unjust nature of DUI and Driver’s license checkpoints, individuals from coast to coast have formed an entire realm of activism known as DUI or Checkpoint refusal. For years, the Free Thought Project has been covering this form of activism and promoting the brave men and women who dare stand up to the police state. Thank you, Michael Picard, for being one of those people.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Richard Snell

    I do not believe people should drink and drive.
    Intact it should be 0.0 for any one behind the wheel. Now go re read my statement you cop dick suckers.

  • Richard Snell

    Like sucking cop dick do you. And proving corruption

  • Peter Steiner

    …or being killed by cops “fearing for their lives”. How high is the rate of drunk drivers compared to the ‘clean’ ones picked out by this kind of control?

  • Peter Steiner

    And that is what you take policemen for? From what I read and see you stand almost no chance to get out of that one alive.

  • Peter Steiner

    …in order to keep people from feeling it’s worth the risk? Is it that why you still have the death penalty in the US? And people are killing people nevertheless? Obviously it works. (Irony off)

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      This discussion is months old. The time for questions has passed.

  • jcf456

    I prefer the minor inconvenience of a one-minute stop to having our huge number of drunk drivers on our roads.

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  • jcf456

    I will accept the officer’s opinion over the drunk’s.

    • Bill the eighth

      That’s because you are a cowardly moron who refuses to do any research.

      • jcf456

        I am an intelligent combat veteran.

        • Bill the eighth

          Well then, why do you submit to your master’s without question? Are you are patsy? A sniveling boot licker? What is your problem then?

          • jcf456

            We disagree. That does not require you to be an asshole about it.

          • Bill the eighth

            I simply do not like un-american, anti-freedom followers who unquestioningly obey every edict issued from their so-called ” authorities. It is people like you who are responsible for the loss of freedom and unconstitutional laws we now suffer under. So thank – you for doing your part to destroy the only free country on the planet.

          • jcf456

            Much more civil.

          • Anthony Jennis

            yeah yeah bill, hope they dont break a finger off when they pry the gun from your cold dead hands etc etc

  • jcf456

    They certainly ncan nd do go after drivers who turn around to avoid checkpoints….at ;least in South Carolina.

  • Anthony Jennis

    they do compensate for body type as x % in bloodstream for a 65 kg is the same as x % in a 300 kg fat ass. if you just used mouth wash or just finished a drink then you are required to wait for that to dissipate. Have you ever dreamed of being a pilot ? you can come close by following their mantra of “8 hours from bottle to throttle” I have an amazing trick that i will share with you, it means cops cant touch you. its called OBEY THE FUCKING LAW

  • rioderek

    Liberty died when we stopped holding the police, our courts, and politicians accountable.

  • Mike Riley

    Uber, Lyft, cab, or DD – easy!