Sober Drivers Have Nothing To Worry About - Or Do They?

Sober Drivers Have Nothing To Worry About - Or Do They?

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED May 12, 2014

 If you talk to people in law enforcement and so-called experts, many will tell you that sobriety checkpoints help make the roads safer.  38 states allow for them in some way, shape or form. Wisconsin does not.

Here's how it works:  Typically (but not always), police will publicize when and where they are setting up a sobriety checkpoint.  All drivers are then pulled over at the checkpoint (like a weigh station) where their license and insurance information are verified.  If the officers at the checkpoint find reasonable suspicion of impairment, the drivers are then detained for further investigation.  All others drivers are sent on their way.

A move is currently under way in Wisconsin to allow law enforcement to use this techinique.  It's very doubtful that this effort is going to get any traction.

During the 1 p.m. hour of Monday's radio show, we'll discuss whether Wisconsin should become the 39th state to allow sobriety checkpoints?  

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

 

 

Jeff Wagner

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.

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