Update: North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint on June 11th; The Tulsa Police Department has released a statement regarding a North Tulsa DUI checkpoint on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of Lewis and Pine.
A Tulsa World Article lists the DUI Checkpoint at Lewis Ave. and Pine Street. See the Tulsa World Article here.
North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint Update
The statement on the TPD Website reads as follows:
“The Tulsa Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint as part of the department’s continued commitment to reducing injuries, deaths and raising awareness about the dangers caused by alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in North Tulsa. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will also assist with the checkpoint.
This special enforcement is part of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office “ENDUI” program. Overtime funding is being provided by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office DUI Enforcement Grant.
The TPD Statement can be found here.
DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.
We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.
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