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DUI Checkpoint in Radnor This Weekend

The Northern Task Force comprises Radnor, Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships.

The Northern Delaware County DUI Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Radnor Township this weekend.

We have reported on many past task force checkpoints.

Philly.com reports, "since September 2009, the northern Task Force, which comprises Haverford, Marple, Newtown Square, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships, has conducted 33 checkpoints and has arrested 71 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, issued 26 citations for underage drinking, 427 citations and 462 warnings for other motor vehicle violations."

Renov8 September 28, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Real smart. Tell everyone about the DUI checkpoints before they happen. Genius!
Brianne September 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM
No one knows where they are-genius-just putting awareness out there to reduce driving under the influence this weekend-i think its awesome, thank u!
Mildred Roberts September 29, 2012 at 04:26 AM
To some, this is a Cat-&-Mouse game. To others, it's about saving lives. Readers can choose. This news story alone will serve to cut down on drinking-and-driving in these areas this weekend.
The Swell Guy September 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
The reason is actually a legal one. Publicly announcing the implementation of a DUI checkpoint, truncates a Defendants ability to claim entrapment by the State - and/or the same township authority which issued an occupancy permit to the establishment which furnished the alcohol to the patron - as well as by the State authority who issued the liquor license (and in the Commonwealth of PA, also sold the liquor) to the vendor. While "raising awareness" is a positive SECONDARY EFFECT of these pubic announcements, it is NOT THE REASON why they do it - they do it because it is the law, To quote: "Checkpoints must be announced to the public and have to be held in locations that have a history of DUI arrests or alcohol-related crashes. The 1990 US Supreme Court decision that stated the checkpoints were not a violation of the Fourth Amendment protections against illegal searches and seizures. Fourth Amendment states… “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". Please read the last 15 words - there is the key to the answer. Once public announcement is made - and the place to be searched is described - your right to a viable defense against entrapment by the State is eliminated.
zach September 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
this is gay as shit. my brother was arrested during this. fuck that
Timber October 01, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Nevertheless, Swell Guy, suspicion-less checkpoints are still voluntary upon the individual motorist. There is no requirement upon the motorist to answer any questions presented. Nobody is required to confess to any crime. The seizure is permissible only if law enforcement follows the guidelines. If they screw up somewhere along the lines the case is to be dissmissed.
The Swell Guy October 01, 2012 at 04:11 AM
It is a FACT that answering any question is a "Voluntary" act. However it is also a FACT that UPON ENTERING THE DESCRIBED AREA OF SEARCH, one automatically - and by default, due to presence - submits themselves to the specificity of the law as it pertains to such "Publicly Announced Search Zones". Since the Officer will at no time have your willful cooperation of meaningful communication with which to expedite his "lawful evaluation" of your presence within the Publicly Announced Search Zone you - THE REALITY IS - that the investigating Officer may then, "VOLUNTEER YOU" for a lengthy and thorough "lawful evaluation", which can make for a very loooooong wait, standing at the rear of your vehicle, as you are "evaluated". All this and more, without the benefit of communication with the Officer (you see that communication thing works both ways) - as he investigates you within the specifics of the law you KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY subject yourself to upon entry of a Publicly Announced Search Zone. But don't take my word for it, give your idea some solid "Field Testing" - don't just talk about here - try out your "Answer No Questions Strategy" out for yourself and see what happens. As the old saying goes, "We won't wait up for you, but we will leave a light on."
Timber October 04, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Would you like to see the video?
The Swell Guy October 06, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Of course, simply post the link or type in the URL to your video
The Swell Guy November 13, 2012 at 01:06 AM
40 Days Later - and still no video,.. I guess it is hard for TIMBER to direct a film of his "Answer No Questions to Police Strategy" in action,... from a jail cell.
Timber November 13, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Yeah jail was Great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILqc0DMh84k&feature=related Merry x-mas
The Swell Guy November 13, 2012 at 02:01 AM
This film was not taken in Radnor Township, nor anywhere remotely within the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania - it is filmed in the State of Nevada.

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