At this time of the year police frequently set up sobriety checkpoints looking for driver who pose a hazard to others by driving while intoxicated. From the looks of an email I received this evening, there’s another hazard that the police are apparently addressing — driving without a license.
This evening the PWC police had a DUI checkpoint going on Adler Rd right above the entrance to my condo complex at Stagestone Way. I was out with my neighbor walking his dogs as we watched several cars were stopped and we saw people coming down the hill on Adler and turning around and going back up the hill to avoid the checkpoint. We also saw one hispanic man stop his vehicle and since he was boxed in, he bolted from his vehicle and jumped the fence into the woods between Adler and a subdivision off of Campaign Court. Guess the county can profit by auctioning off the vehicle he left behind. There were four squad cars doing the checkpoint and one of them took off to chase the guy who jumped the fence, don’t know if he was caught.
Now if they can only nab those folks who try to evade the checkpoints. I wonder just how long it will take for the illegal alien lobby to decry these and call for an end to all attempts to deter drunk driving and arrest those suspected of doing so. Don’t laugh, as I understand it’s already happened in some localities in California.
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