I’ve heard of sobriety check points, but this seems a bit ridiculous.
I know that stops like these net a lot of valid arrests. Drunk drivers and other criminals are taken off our roads and put into jail. But to me, that’s just not a good enough reason to set aside the fourth amendment.
That amendment requires that Americans be secure in their “persons, houses, papers and effects.” Stopping people who are otherwise traveling in a perfectly legal manner down a public road to inspect them because they might be doing something wrong is a blatant violation of what those words stand for.
But hey, if it pads the arrest stats why not, right?
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