DUI Checkpoints near the Rock Island County Fair this weekend – July 17th – 19th, 2015
The Rock Island County Fair has been a Quad City tradition for nearly 150 years. It’s an excellent event with entertainment, rides, great food, and gives friends and family a chance to learn about the county’s rich history in agriculture and farming. This event is a staple in the Quad Cities, and thousands of people attend every year. While many people have a great time, there are the occasional few who may have a few too many drinks – and whenever there is an event that serves alcohol – you can bet there will be police not far away.
While some States do not permit DUI Checkpoints, Illinois does. I’m sure most Quad City residents are have seen these checkpoints setup near Riverside Park, or other places throughout Rock Island County. The purpose of these stops is to reduce the amount of intoxicated drivers on the road, however, it is important for motorists to understand they do have rights at DUI Checkpoints. If you are stopped this weekend at one of these checkpoints, remember that:
- You have the right to refuse all tests,
- To have an attorney present during questioning,
- You do not have to consent to any searches,
- If you are not under arrest, you have the right to ask the police officer if you are free to leave.
Often times, police officers will use tactics and methods to prolong a motorist and ask questions that may seem like commands, such as “How much have you had to drink tonight?” – You do not have to answer these questions, and it is well within your right to tell the police officer “I am not resisting, and I refuse to answer any questions without an attorney present. If I am not under arrest, am I free to leave?” The most important thing during these stops is to remain calm and exercise your constitutional rights.
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By: Hanna & Ruud, LLC Attorneys at Law – July 17, 2015
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