The Florida Highway Patrol will be checking out drivers on New Year’s Eve at a checkpoint along Highway 90 in Columbia County. In what the FHP calls a “Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint,” troopers will be stationed along the highway checking for impaired drivers, people with no license and vehicles that aren’t safe.
Sobriety checkpoints have different constitutional requirements than a traditional stop– like for example, when a person gets pulled over for speeding. Police are requred to follow strict procedures when implementing a checkpoint and failure to abide by those policies can render a checkpoint stop illegal.
If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in Columbia County, DUI defense attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC can help. Please call us at 866-608-5529 for a consultation.