Police Play Stupid DUI Games-Big Brother is Watching your Drinking

State officials seem to come up with some bizarre ways of combating the DUI problem. The problem with these home-grown solutions is they are not scientifically valid and often times are based on farce and conjecture.

PA DUI Attorney Says: If you plan on visiting Washing be careful, Big Brother is watching you
PA DUI Attorney Says: If you plan on visiting Washing be careful, Big Brother is watching you

Take for example what’s going on in Washington. The State Liquor Control Board there makes an annual list of the bars where DUI suspects say they had their last drink. Police then use that “data” to find patterns. The problem is, sometimes people lie. Some are too drunk to remember correctly, and many more refuse to answer the question. What police end up with is a list that has no valid meaning.

Big brother is watching you

From that they wish to find patterns:

“If we were to see a place was on the list multiple we might look at any potential patterns, say if they always had a problem Thursday nights we would work with them to try and identify what caused that pattern,” State Liquor Control Board spokeswoman Anne Radford said, discussing several potential follow-up options.

Do you really think that drunk drivers follow structured patterns?

I really wish law enforcement would stop the silly games and focus their efforts on methods that are scientifically valid and socially reasonable.

Justin McShane

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.

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