A recent DUI checkpoint in Franklin County netted a grand total of one single arrest. In total, 138 drivers were stopped. That results in a less than 1% success rate. Add to that the fact that checkpoints are much more expensive to operate than normal patrols. The shame of it all is that static DUI road blocks have been shown to be highly inefficient and do nothing to stop drunk driving. Why do we continue to do them?
So why are we doing this again?
Over time pay?
If you are serious about traffic safety, we need to get serious about roving DUI patrols. They are much more efficient and actually produce arrests.
PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.