As the American Beverage Institute is calling for the end of DUI checkpoints, state and municipal police officers in New Jersey are arguing their effectiveness.
The ABI contends the checkpoints yield few results and is pushing for more roving patrols during the holiday season. Police officials, however say while the roving units serve small, spread out communities well, checkpoints are the preferred method for main thoroughfares.
The Star-Ledger reports the Highway Traffic Safety division has awarded grants to four counties for sobriety checkpoints, with $74,000 going to Atlantic County alone. Police say the checkpoints serve as an educational and preventative tool.
Feed the Feed: Are DUI checkpoints worth the taxpayers’ dollars?