DUI checkpoints are a source of anxiety and stress for many, even for those who have not consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Knowing how to expertly navigate any interactions with law enforcement is important, especially when the officer is expecting to catch someone breaking the law. While no one wants to deal with the police unless necessary, it is crucial for every driver to learn how to successfully navigate these tense situations with ease.
If you or a loved one is pulled over at a DUI checkpoint, keep the following tips in mind to increase the chances of a smooth interaction:
- Don’t panic. DUI checkpoints are a standard procedure and the police do not believe every driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be compliant. During a routine DUI checkpoint, you will be asked to provide your license and registration and may be asked to exit the vehicle. Calmly hand over the necessary documents and steadily get out of your car.
- Remember your rights. You do not have to answer any probing, personal questions. Be polite but keep the conversation brief as anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
- Do not attempt to find an alternate route to avoid the checkpoint, as police may consider this to be suspicious behavior and follow you anyway.
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