The Fresno Police Department Operated a DUI Checkpoint over the weekend.
According to the local media, approximately 33 motorists were arrested by members of the Fresno Police Department over the weekend (January 24, 25 of 2011) at a DUI checkpoint in Southeast Fresno.
Over the past several years, the Fresno Police Department has routinely set up checkpoints at various locations in the city of Fresno.
As it has in the past, the Fresno Police Department chose not to disclose the location of this checkpoint to the general public.
While disclosure of the checkpoint location is not mandatory, it seems that if the purpose behind a checkpoint was to truly deter driving under the influence, the local law enforcement agency, in this case the Fresno Police Department, would notify the public about the checkpoint location.
Past checkpoints operated by the Fresno Police Department may not have been operated in compliance with constitutional requirements. In order to challenge the constitutionality of a checkpoint, one must obtain all the relevant information from the local law enforcement agency that operated the checkpoint.
If you have questions regarding a DUI checkpoint operated by the Fresno Police Department, or other local law enforcement agency, you should contact a Fresno DUI defense attorney.