Two Missouri law enforcement agencies teamed up to make 11 DWI arrests recently. Over 270 vehicles were stopped as part of the checkpoint between 10pm and 2:50am. Several other arrests were made for Drug Possession and Driving while Suspended or Revoked. State grants make sobriety checkpoints like these possible.
While conducting sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement has specific guidelines they must follow. There are additional guidelines that come into play when they search a vehicle, perform standard field sobriety tests or make an arrest. Officers frequently make mistakes in following these guidelines and these mistakes could mean incorrect charges being brought upon an innocent individual.
Are you facing DWI charges as a result of a checkpoint? A St. Charles DWI Lawyer may be able to help you get your charges reduced or even dropped. Knowledgeable attorney’s like John Schleiffarth can review information regarding your arrest to see if law enforcement made any mistakes. There are critical parts of DWI Defense that are time sensitive and must be handled by an attorney right away. Do not wait, get representation immediately.
Source: columbiatribune.com, “Police make 11 DWI arrests at checkpoints,” March 17, 2014.