Dear Jon – Periodically you here us announce that there'll be a DUI Checkpoint in your community. We've all been through these and sometimes they're called sobriety checks where officers check for drunk or unlicensed drivers. But why announce them ahead of time? Are we in the media the bad guys for doing this? No, notifying you is the law. More on that after the jump.
So Allen wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, Why do you inform drivers ahead of time that there will be a DUI checkpoint? This as you know could put drunks on alert to avoid main streets thus effectively keeping drunks on the road, and now using back roads! Would Like to know why warn them ahead of time. Thanks!"