“State Troopers have made 26,602 OVI arrests last year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers,” Arnold said. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”
Some people wonder why the police tip drivers off when they will stage checkpoints, they are required to. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1990 reviewed and upheld the use of sobriety checkpoints as a valid enforcement tool if operated within guidelines.
The jurisdictions that conduct checkpoints are required by law to send out notification a week prior to the checkpoint and then again twice right before, announcing the exact location and times of the roadblocks.