Seymour operating sobriety checkpoint

The Seymour Police Department will be conducting a DWI sobriety checkpoint along the Route 67 corridor from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. Full Story
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Since: Jan 09

Shelton, CT

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Unbelievable....the SPD announces they are conducting sobriety checkpoints? When did the keystone cops take over? Why not just come out with "Attention all drunks...we are conducting sobriety tests." Guess they don't want to catch any.
pumkinmarie

East Hampton, CT

#3 Jun 11, 2009
That's because Seymour police rock! Thanks guys for the heads up. I will detour and take Pearl Street to 313.
Mr Brownstone

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2009
Mybe they can put up "Drunks turn here" signs for a detour too...
BPT

Oxford, CT

#5 Jun 11, 2009
another day in mayberry
ex-Stratford resident

Weston, CT

#6 Jun 11, 2009
How many of you are going to drink and drive in Seymour this weekend??? You see how they just solved a major problem in "Mayberry"!!!
Hot Soup

Franklin Square, NY

#7 Jun 11, 2009
If they don't tell you , people will say that it was a set up. So in order to be clear , they have to advertised it...!
Sally

Franklin Square, NY

#8 Jun 11, 2009
Only stupid people don't get it...!
booberryjane

Seymour, CT

#9 Jun 11, 2009
On the Seymour DUI checks I noticed that they do them a lot in Seymour, Oxford, Beacon Falls, Southbury I am constantly driving in Bridgeport and they never do seatbelt checks or Sobriety checks there, is it because in Bridgeport they are afraid of what they will find or is it only done in other towns because all they'll have to do is right one ticket.Don't ya think if Bridgeport did this yhey'd get the guns, drugs, unregistered cars and wanted criminals off the street, Wake up Bridgeport cops!
QWERTY

Oceanside, NY

#10 Jun 11, 2009
What a waste of money! The hours are ridiculous for a checkpoint and they are announcing it ahead of time.
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#11 Jun 11, 2009
The SS would conduct these types of checkpoints as well. Stopping Americans without probable cause is unconstitutional. I can see checkpoints becoming a regular process in CT just as some states have actually begun to use Military Police to assist in these checkpoints which is on the record as fact.

But if you know your rights, you should be ok.
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#12 Jun 11, 2009
booberryjane wrote:
On the Seymour DUI checks I noticed that they do them a lot in Seymour, Oxford, Beacon Falls, Southbury I am constantly driving in Bridgeport and they never do seatbelt checks or Sobriety checks there, is it because in Bridgeport they are afraid of what they will find or is it only done in other towns because all they'll have to do is right one ticket.Don't ya think if Bridgeport did this yhey'd get the guns, drugs, unregistered cars and wanted criminals off the street, Wake up Bridgeport cops!
Just a thought. Maybe because the police in Bridgeport actual knew what swearing to defend the constitution actually meant.
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#13 Jun 11, 2009
BTW these check points are brought to you by federal funding. And yes, I'm pretty sure they are getting paid over time.
ctcop

United States

#14 Jun 11, 2009
CT-indy wrote:
Unbelievable....the SPD announces they are conducting sobriety checkpoints? When did the keystone cops take over? Why not just come out with "Attention all drunks...we are conducting sobriety tests." Guess they don't want to catch any.
Dumb A S S.....by law you have to announce a checkpoint/roadblock....WHY, because freaking liberals found a way to make it violation of your fourth amendment right for illegal seizure of a person by not allowing then an alternate route. F'N liberals
I drink

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2009
Im gonna get hammered and drive around Seymour all weekend, lets see if I can get drunk enough to drive through the road block...Ill probably think im at burger king and order a Big Mac.
frank

East Glastonbury, CT

#16 Jun 11, 2009
ACLU fought with lawmakers in CT for years and won. When a town or CT state police do a DUI check point a warning MUST be published with media outlets several days before the actual date. Nice job ACLU, thanks for protecting us when we go out and drive drunk.
pumkinmarie

Ansonia, CT

#17 Jun 11, 2009
I drive thru them on purpose because of the uniforms.....
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#18 Jun 12, 2009
frank wrote:
ACLU fought with lawmakers in CT for years and won. When a town or CT state police do a DUI check point a warning MUST be published with media outlets several days before the actual date. Nice job ACLU, thanks for protecting us when we go out and drive drunk.
Although I don't agree with what some of the ACLU does, in this case they made a small attempt to defend the 4th Amendment. It protects the rights of Americans who want to have their rights protected. If you aren't clear of what those rights are or why they should be protected then maybe you can summon one of the dead veterans who gave his life to ensure that these rights are not infringed upon.

To help clarify a few things. In the case of Michigan vs. Stits, the Supreme Court did rule that Sobriety Checkpoints were in fact UnConstitutional. Although it was later overturned, Justice Renquist did declare that it was in fact UnConstitutional:

Chief Justice Rehnquist began his majority opinion by admitting that DUI sobriety checkpoints do, in fact, constitute a "seizure" within the language of the Fourth Amendment. In other words, yes, it appears to be a blatant violation of the Constitution. However, he continued, it's only a little one, and something has to be done about the "carnage" on the highways caused by drunk drivers. The "minimal intrusion on individual liberties," Rehnquist wrote, must be "weighed" against the need for -- and effectiveness of -- DUI roadblocks. In other words, the ends justify the means.

There is no such thing as a "Little" violation of the 4th. Can you imagine telling troops to fight wars based on, "You might be fighting a war to protect a little freedom or freedom deemed with excpetion?
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#19 Jun 12, 2009
ctcop wrote:
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Dumb A S S.....by law you have to announce a checkpoint/roadblock....WHY, because freaking liberals found a way to make it violation of your fourth amendment right for illegal seizure of a person by not allowing then an alternate route. F'N liberals
Ah, the "Liberal" accusation. It would be considered that the founding fathers were liberals and very good at being liberals. Please don't take this the wrong way, but as a matter of fact, the only reason that you can comment the way that you previously did is because of brave liberals.

Ultimately there has been so much disinformation out there that liberals actually means a bad thing. Well, liberal is actually a good thing, its that some of the people who are dubbed liberals or represent liberals are completely out of the minds.
Steve Murzin

Derby, CT

#20 Jun 12, 2009
AND!!! Since the Supreme Court will blatantly ALLOW & uphold practices that violation the Constitution, it is up to the State to protect it's citizens, which by the way Connecticut rarely does.
Concerned Resident

Derby, CT

#21 Jun 15, 2009
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