Taking DUI checkpoints to a whole new level, the West Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will be setting up a new kind of checkpoint the last weekend in February.
If the West Palm Beach law enforcement suspect a driver is under the influence, they’ll offer an on-the-spot Breathalyzer (pretty standard procedure). However if drivers refuse, deputies will ask to draw blood from their arms.
Now, because it is unlawful to draw blood without a warrant issued by a judge (except in extreme cases like homicide and fatal collision), these officers plan on driving to a judge’s home for a signature and returning to the checkpoint. That my friends is determination!
Okay, I get that driving under the influence should not be tolerated. But drawing blood?
I’d like to know what you think.