Video: More on California's DUI Checkpoints--Crime Fighting or Check Writing?
The past weekend, the LAPD conducted two DUI Checkpoints. One in Echo Park, another in Woodland Hills. That's nothing unusual as the LAPD conducts these almost weekly. But as these checkpoints increase across the California, the heat is turning on.
Last month, an in-depth study--above is a nice video follow-up on that study--was released finding that city's and other government jurisdictions are reaping the financial benefits from impounding vehicles of drivers without licenses. On one side, it gets unlicensed drivers off the road and on the other, it targets mostly immigrants. And in any case, many believe impounding a vehicle for this reasoning is illegal and unconstitutional. A court case making its way through the system will likely settle this in the end, but until then, law enforcement agencies like the LAPD will continue the checkpoints.