With the Memorial Day holiday just a few days away, I thought that I would write about DUI checkpoints, and see what others feel about them.
I happened to witness one on St. Patrick’s Day near my Akron business, and it appeared to be complete chaos. There were cars turning around, going down side roads, and some even cutting through my parking lot to avoid the checkpoint. Now I am sure that all of those drivers were not intoxicated, and just wanted to get to their destination, but it just showed how ineffective I feel this type of thing is.
I do not condone driving under the influence, but considering the neighborhood that my business is located in, I felt that every police officer in the area should not be at one single checkpoint. It seems that it just allows for crimes to be committed in other locations while the checkpoint was being carried out, which lasted for several hours.
If you are going to be out this holiday weekend, and drinking is involved, please do not drive under the influence. Call a friend, or call a cab to get you home safely, and without ending up with a DUI under your belt.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, visit www.lindammalek.com for the best defense. She is a criminal defense lawyer in Akron who has been practicing criminal law for over a decade.
Have a great holiday weekend, and be safe!