March 23, 2009

The Inconvenient Truth about Sobriety Checkpoints

The American Beverage Institute has come out in papers nationwide attacking the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints. ABI spokesperson Sarah Longwell wrote in the Californian that "roadblocks are all too easily avoided by the chronic alcohol abusers who comprise the core of today's drunken driving problem." And yet, in Ventura County, California, a drunk driver rear-ended another car while waiting in line at a DUI roadblock.

Ms. Longwell has clearly chosen to ignore the inconvenient truth that sobriety checkpoints do in fact save lives.

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