DUI Checkpoint in Golden Beach Tonight

Categories: Road Rage

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Apparently, Golden Beach -- that little hamlet north of Sunny Isles Beach full of ridiculously wealthy people where Shaquille O'Neal was famously sworn in as a police officer -- is experiencing a rash of drunk driving incidents. And tonight they're taking a stand.

According to a news release issued earlier in the week, the town police department will this evening implement a "DUI Sobriety Checkpoint" in conjunction with a broader "DUI saturation patrol effort" in its effort to catch drunk drivers before they screw things up for themselves or anyone else. (No word on whether Shaq will be involved in the crackdown, although here's hoping he is.)

See also: Golden Beach police: Sexual assault, kidnapping, and violence

This is all well and good, obviously, but the town's police department certainly wasn't going for the element of surprise: The news release announces not only the time (7 p.m. to 1 a.m.) of the crackdown but also the exact address where it will take place: 399 Ocean Blvd. (Because everyone knows drunk drivers don't read newspapers?) The release also invites members of the local media to "support our effort by providing live news coverage." (Because the sight of those cameras and clunky news trucks will lure them in?)

In any case, let's hope Golden Beach town manager Alexander Diaz got the message. Diaz, 36, has himself gotten in enough driving trouble to keep the town's police busy: Two years ago, he reportedly failed a sobriety test after he was caught swerving across a Miami Shores median while going 60 mph in a 35 zone, and in 2009, when he was arrested for drunk driving the first time, he allegedly told a cop: "I am the city manager, bitch!"

Golden Beach police administration did not respond to a request for comment by Riptide, unfortunately.

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Peter Castro
Peter Castro

Funny how its during gay pride weekend? Golden Beach crappy little neighborhood full of already rich people looking to get more revenue.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

We are not in the middle east? yet. Check points & frisk & search is not the American way of life.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Amesbury Massachusetts. No privacy or rights, except for them, when the local law is butt fucking the neighbor's kid or reading Porn mags while on the job, or beating up women, alone in their car. BECAUSE They had a tail light out; to find out later they had a cocktail. DUI?

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Because of some ass hole. All will suffer, til the ones arresting, get arrested themselves.omg

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Out late? Busted. Branded for life. What have we become?

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Hey, when I posted to stay away from Golden Beach, I meant period. Stay away from those people, whether you're drunk, stoned, pilled or sober. That stretch of A1A is nothing but a trap for anyone that is unfortunate to even happen thru there. They've had their share of their own criminals amongst themselves, the police are there to harass. As for the beach, forget about going there ever, it's their beach too, just like A1A was paved so they could set up the community as a barrier to passing to Sunny Isles or Hallandale. The paranoia in the line of questioning by police officers in the incident I was involved in is absurd & ridiculous. I was stopped going thru there once, guilty of doing a uturn thru their stupid little beach park. Not speeding nor anything else, I used their little round about as a uturn and was treated as if I had robbed a bank. So I got the message loud and clear, they don't want you there and I'm passing that on to others. By the same token I don't ever want to see them come to Aventura/NMB either. They have no business coming to our community so they should stay in Golden Beach where they have it all. I mean really, a DUI checkpoint in Golden Beach ? Why ? They have no bars there, only residences. So at the end of the day, they really are only trying to catch anyone that doesn't live in Golden Beach that drives thru the place.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

who ever is bitching about the heads up is a fucking moron, thanks new times, keep these DUI checkpoint head ups going

Gabe Yunes
Gabe Yunes

Is newstime giving the heads up to people who drink and drive? Are you guys fucking idiots? Unbelievable!

Sean O'Hanlon
Sean O'Hanlon

Seriously? Golden Beach is nothing but a mile-long speed trap every day of the week.

erikfab30
erikfab30

Police agencies are obligated to distribute a press release notifying the public of DUI checkpoints

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All that with your uniform on the without it they nothing... the power of a uniform...without it I'll make them my bitch

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Stay away from those people, they think A1A was built for them exclusively. Let's hope they stay away from our communities too ?

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