Miami area police are planning DUI checkpoints for Saturday night. Do you have to comply?
Miami-Dade police plan to set up a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at several locations in the county.
Where are the checkpoints?
Sobriety checkpoints will begin at 9pm on Saturday, February 3 and end at 5am on Sunday at the following locations:
▪ Southwest 87th Street between SW 8th Street and Northwest 41st Street.
▪ Northwest 36th and 41st Streets between Northwest 72nd and 107th Avenues.
Can you refuse a DUI checkpoint?
under Florida lawIf you “accept the privilege” of driving a motor vehicle here with a driver’s license, implied consent will apply. You have implicitly consented to an approved chemical test, such as a breathalyzer, or a physical test, such as walking in a straight line. You can refuse to take the test but refusal can result in an automatic license suspension of one year for a first refusal or 18 months if your license was previously suspended.
Should you stop at a sobriety checkpoint?
If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer at a saturation checkpoint, you must comply. This clear driving rule doesn’t just apply at DUI checkpoints.
Can you turn around to avoid a DUI checkpoint?
You can Turn around to avoid a DUI checkpoint As long as it is a legal and safe maneuver to do so, according to Florida law firm The Law Place. But know this: If I see you turning as you approach the area, it could raise suspicion and prompt an officer to pull you over — especially if the quick turn violates any traffic laws.