Be careful out there! Police are changing their tactics. So if you're going to drink and drive this weekend, save it for the track! Wait, no. That's a terrible idea.
Say hello to a new strategy called "no refusal":
Well, that sounds warm and comforting.
So far police in Texas, Oregon, and Tennessee are planning "no refusal" DUI checkpoints. Judicial officials will be available this weekend to approve warrants, even over the phone, that allows cops to take blood from citizens by force.
"Yup, take their blood... yup, take their blood..."
Normally when a driver is suspected of DUI, they can either submit to a breathalizer or refuse (which usually results in automatic suspension of the driver's license). And while police have forced blood-draws before, it was never like this.
Thankfully, Tennessee state law requires that the locations of the checkpoints be made available to the public in advance — probably because they know that constitutionally, this is kind of shady. Questionable, at the least.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has made the checkpoint locations available right here.
So if you live in any of these states,
save it for the track watch out!
"The state thanks you."