Massive DUI Checkpoint Planned Tomorrow for Downtown Miami

Categories: The Badge

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You should never drink and drive, but tomorrow if you find yourself saying things like, "No, I had only two -- I think I'm OK to drive," it might be an especially good time just to take a cab or catch a ride with a friend instead.

A large-scale DUI checkpoint is planned for five hours in downtown Miami tomorrow night.

From 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Miami Police will set be set up at NE First Avenue and Tenth Street, in the Park West area where popular nightspots like Club Space, the Corner, and E11even are located. In addition, other patrol cars will be in the general downtown area conducting a "DUI saturation patrol."

In addition to specifically checking for DUI, cops say they'll have no tolerance for anyone breaking any traffic laws, including aggressive driving.

People not wearing seat belts will also be ticketed.

"Miami Police officers will be on alert to apprehend motorists who are driving impaired and ticket those who are unbuckled," the news release reads.

Of course, some traffic delays in the area should be expected, so in addition to driving sober, it may be best to avoid the area.

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64 comments
JustinCase
JustinCase

They should not be able to do this.  Whatever happened to probable cause?  When did I land in Nazi Germany?

Paul Calderon
Paul Calderon

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Shayne Mitchell
Shayne Mitchell

I believe the New Times is encouraging people to have a designated driver not to drink and drive. So yes thank you New Times.

Gabriel Veg
Gabriel Veg

This should allow all the severely impaired drivers to take alternate routes to avoid getting caught. Drunk drivers everywhere thank you New Times.

Franklyn Astacio
Franklyn Astacio

What about rounding up all of the child molesters and perverts who live around the Flagler, Coral way, Downtown and Brickel are. Yeah there's a whole lot of them living by schools and public parks where children are usually at and they shouldn't be.

David Colón
David Colón

I hope they catch all of them. I don't even know why places designed for drinking alcohol have parking spaces. SMH I have zero sympathy for DUI drivers.

Yolie Rodriguez
Yolie Rodriguez

In other words, if you are caught DUI after being advised then you are a moron. - why do it?

Lucas Quillen
Lucas Quillen

who was the idiot that made these times? 7 to 12 in Miami....

James OfTrio
James OfTrio

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Jose Mora
Jose Mora

Don't drink and drive, call OWLS Designated Drivers Service instead. Www.owlsdrivers.com

Michael DeFilippi
Michael DeFilippi

Why are you posting this??? Let people get caught! If they want to make dangerous decisions they should pay the price.

Mandy
Mandy

this is prob to clear out the downtown area, in order to have the streets clear for the movie being filmed there with car chases...

Rob Uwish
Rob Uwish

The want to catch more FHP officers lol

Rick Darquea
Rick Darquea

I'll get there at 6pm,,and wait until 1am to leave. thanks for the heads up!

Cesar Marzan
Cesar Marzan

Oh that works lol .. Interesting niche I'm gonna have to get into that business ;-)

JetSki Jeff
JetSki Jeff

Or if they call me first give me a # to call so I can get a co-signer / indemnitor for the bail bond..

Joseph Baez
Joseph Baez

Need more checkpoints. Also need to strictly enforce any kind of cell phone use while driving. Even the cops them selves. I see troopers texting while doing 80 mph all the time

Cesar Marzan
Cesar Marzan

Oh so they better get it right the first time haha

JetSki Jeff
JetSki Jeff

Your First Initial Call is free.. after that .. cell phones can not receive collect calls.. and the person would need to put $25 credit on their cell.. which is not worth it for one call ..I always say .. give my # to your loved one .. then if trouble call them and have them call me.. since I dont take people out of jail without the 10%

JetSki Jeff
JetSki Jeff

Better to have my # and not need it .. than need it and not have it .. =) 305 BAIL BONDS

Chris Hind
Chris Hind

im visiting thailand right now. so much more free

Chris Hind
Chris Hind

time to leave miami. theyre killing the last frontier and making it suck

Vit G
Vit G

Don't drink and drive, rent a yacht instead www.MiamiYachtCharters.net

Nikolas Obrenović
Nikolas Obrenović

Lmao a DUI check point in the club district at regular happy hour times endjng at 12am. Most people will be just getting to thr clubs at that time not leaving.

Amanda Drewniak
Amanda Drewniak

Checkpoints are illegal. Remember you have rights. You do not need to consent to a search.

Juli Little
Juli Little

gotta make that end of the month quota!

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