DUI checkpoints in Alabama will increase from mid-August through Labor Day. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is intended to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road, but will ultimately result in an increased number of DUIs issued in Birmingham and statewide.
Individuals who are stopped at a checkpoint should be aware of their rights. While checkpoints are legal, law enforcement offers must follow specific procedures to ensure compliance with the law. Our Birmingham DUI defense attorneys will review any DUI case involving a checkpoint to determine whether officers were following regulatory standards.
According to reports, the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign rolled out this month. Through the remainder of August and into early September, law enforcement officials will be increasing efforts to pull over, arrest, and criminally charge alleged drunk drivers. The North Alabama Highway Office reports more than 10,000 people die every year in drunk driving accidents. The campaign is part of an effort to reduce drunk driving accidents. While authorities have good intentions to prevent drunk driving accidents, civil liberties and rights are also important in the process.