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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2011, 09:46:40 AM »
Many of you seem to forget that when you ACCEPTED the terms of your driving PRIVILEGES you AGREED to submit to all this. IOW you signed part of your rights away. So, drive without a license and THEN you have a case. Let me know how that works out for you.

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2011, 09:48:05 AM »
Looks pretty clear to me as well.  IF you push this envelope in the field, Out come the black
leather gauntlets and the Jack Boots and  the mirror shades and you will go right down the Sh*t highway like it or not.
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2011, 09:53:44 AM »

What part of being on the road on Saturday night when the bars close and refusing a breath test is not probable cause for a warrant?

So  I need to submit to a breath test before driving to work at 3-4am, what about those cities were the bars are open till 5-7am?  At what time will we be allowed to drive without having to submit to a breath test to drive?

How do you guys feel about employers making you take random piss tests?

Waste of time & money

I could do a pile of blow,mdma on friday and pass by monday. I know guys in the military that go to big raves in europe and never fail a test on monday

But smoke 1 joint and depending on test(s)  could show positive for months, or it could a false reading.



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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2011, 09:55:40 AM »
Many of you seem to forget that when you ACCEPTED the terms of your driving PRIVILEGES you AGREED to submit to all this. IOW you signed part of your rights away


No in Fla I have the RIGHT to refuse but I will lose my DL for  1yr. 

Unless I'm certain chief of police, even with video showing him driving offroad and refusing the test(s) he had all charges dropped. Funny how that works


http://www.policeone.com/news/51431-madd-outraged-ponce-inlet-police-chiefs-dui-dismissed

http://www.georgecreal.com/blog/?p=12
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2011, 10:05:00 AM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2011, 10:11:13 AM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

CLASSIC! :D

Many years ago, I had just hired a new employee and invited him to a party at my house.  When he showed up, I handed him a joint and said "Here's the company drug test"!
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2011, 10:32:12 AM »
Closed the biz last summer...sorry!   ;)
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2011, 10:47:43 AM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

CLASSIC! :D

Many years ago, I had just hired a new employee and invited him to a party at my house.  When he showed up, I handed him a joint and said "Here's the company drug test"!

Did he continue to work for you?

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2011, 10:57:57 AM »
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Looks pretty clear to me. A mandatory BAC test is an unreasonable search of one's person. You could even argue that they are illegally seizing your breath and/or blood.
(emphasis mine)

I think you're missing the point of having a judge on the scene, which is that he issues a warrant, authorizing the police to search your person and seize evidence. The constitutional question here is not in the definition of "searches and seizures", but of "probably cause".
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2011, 11:41:10 AM »
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Looks pretty clear to me. A mandatory BAC test is an unreasonable search of one's person. You could even argue that they are illegally seizing your breath and/or blood.
(emphasis mine)

I think you're missing the point of having a judge on the scene, which is that he issues a warrant, authorizing the police to search your person and seize evidence. The constitutional question here is not in the definition of "searches and seizures", but of "probably cause".

That's not always the case at check points and when it is, it can easily be abused. I don't want to see drunk drivers running around hurting people either. However, in a free society, some things aren't perfect, but in the end it's worth the sacrifices. .

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2011, 11:56:46 AM »
This thread is crazy. You Drink too much and Drive you go through a DUI check point you get nailed. You have a beer with dinner you drive you don't get nailed. You don't drink at all and you drive you don't get nailed.  So who cares if you have to breath into a tube.  If it gets 1 drunk driver off the streets and possibly saves one person then deal. That person saved can be your family. I personally will only have 1 or 2 at the most for a whole evening if i am driving.  I would have no problem blowing into a tube or giving my blood(ok maybe not blood i hate needles lol!). It has nothing to do with freedom it has to do with safety and that is law enforcements job.

Also like others have said you gave up the right to decline a test when you got a license.

If you worry about this then I personally wouldn't want you on the road cause obviously you may have a problem with potentially drinking and driving.

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2011, 12:24:35 PM »
This thread is crazy. You Drink too much and Drive you go through a DUI check point you get nailed. You have a beer with dinner you drive you don't get nailed. You don't drink at all and you drive you don't get nailed.  So who cares if you have to breath into a tube.  If it gets 1 drunk driver off the streets and possibly saves one person then deal. That person saved can be your family. I personally will only have 1 or 2 at the most for a whole evening if i am driving.  I would have no problem blowing into a tube or giving my blood(ok maybe not blood i hate needles lol!). It has nothing to do with freedom it has to do with safety and that is law enforcements job.

Also like others have said you gave up the right to decline a test when you got a license.

If you worry about this then I personally wouldn't want you on the road cause obviously you may have a problem with potentially drinking and driving.

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I rarely drink and drive, but if I do my drinking is very limited. Nonetheless, I would decline the initial BAC and force the warrant and blood test.

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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2011, 12:42:24 PM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

CLASSIC! :D

Many years ago, I had just hired a new employee and invited him to a party at my house.  When he showed up, I handed him a joint and said "Here's the company drug test"!

I'm still trying to figure out if Cap knows exactly what he said.  ;)

As far as the DUI checkpoints go - I freaking hate them. But I hate drunk drivers even worse.
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2011, 12:55:36 PM »
It's a sad mess. The moral is stay off the road if you've been drinking alcohol. Take a cab if you must and have a lawyer you can call- which is what you do instead of answer questions.

I've some friends who got busted and their lives were devastated. They shouldn't have been driving and they paid a hefty price in money, time and reputation. One lost their job. They all now have criminal records.

That being said I don't think the threat of searches and seizures will stop very many people from getting behind the wheel. What it will do is acquaint them with the judicial system when they get arrested.
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Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2011, 01:29:48 PM »
It has nothing to do with freedom it has to do with safety and that is law enforcements job.


 Then I guess you would have no problem with The Man coming into your house, checking your fridge, food pantry, computer, cell phone, bank records, inquiring about your sex habits, checking how many times a week you eat at McDonald's, make sure your tub has some sort of non-slip material, fine you for being over the gov't mandated BMI...just to keep you safe. Beware, its creeping up on you, a little at a time.

 And no, Tubercle is not some paranoid conspiracy theorist; just old enough to have seen a lot of change and knows enough about history to know it can happen.
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