The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Neptune Beach Police Department, and Atlantic Beach Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint in Atlantic Beach this past Labor Day. Four people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Atlantic Beach. Nineteen other people got traffic tickets out of the checkpoint.
A DUI checkpoint is a mandatory stop for traffic on selected roadways. The police have to prepare a very specific plan prior to any checkpoint detailing:
1. Which cars to stop. For example, every 4th car.
2. How long the checkpoint would last.
3. How many officers would be present.
Once your car is stopped, the police look for enough evidence to establish probable cause to detain you for DUI. The police will then conduct Field Sobriety Exercises to determine whether or not to arrest you for DUI. The exercises are the “Walk and Turn”, “One Leg Stand”, “Rhomberg Alphabet”, and the “Finger to Nose”. If the officer thinks you are too impaired to drive, you will be arrested for DUI and taken downtown. Once there, you will be given the option to blow into the breathilizer. If you are arrested for DUI in Jacksonville, call an experienced Jacksonville DUI Law Firm to discuss your options.