A DUI checkpoint is a time when the police block off a section of the road to scan drivers as who are driving along that road. This is when the police ensure they are driving safe and sober – or if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the latter case appears true, the drive is immediately detained right then and there until they sober up.
If you ever get directed into a DUI checkpoint, know that as always, you do have certain constitutional rights.
- Unless they have probable cause that you are under the influence, or if you give them permission to do so, the police may not search you or your car.
- You do not need to answer any questioning from the police.
If you happen to get arrested at the checkpoint, do not stress. Have a friend, contact Martinez Bail Bond Store at 925-228-5858 as soon as they can. While you’re quickly sobering up in jail, we’ll process the paperwork for your bail bond. You will be out in no time. And hopefully this will be a lesson for you to never drive while intoxicated again.