Nine individuals were arrested at a recent sobriety checkpoint in Norwood
, MA. Sobriety checkpoints
are places where officials stop every vehicle, or every “x” vehicle on a public road to check and see if the driver is too impaired to drive. In Massachusetts, checkpoints are conducted year round and have been upheld under both the state and federal constitutions.
The purpose of sobriety checkpoints and roadblocks are to deter drunk driving, but studies show that the effectiveness is questionable. If you have been stopped at a sobriety checkpoint for DUI, contact the attorneys at Brooks & Crowley and we can assist you with the complex legal issues, including the constitutionality and the procedure used by officials that surround this type of DUI case.