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Posted on July 19, 2013 by Robert D. Butler

DUI Checkpoint

A Youtube video (4th of July DUI Checkpoint) posted by a Tennessee man has some questioning what their rights are when pulled over at a DUI checkpoint.

A DUI checkpoint is a location where police officers set up stations to check drivers for signs of driving impairment from intoxicants.  Some states allow these checkpoints, where others do not. In Washington, they are not currently permitted.

If you are traveling to other states and curious about the use of checkpoints in those states please see the chart available from the Governors Highway Safety Association. (

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Robert D. Butler

Robert D. Butler is the founder and principal of Butler Beschen Law PLLC. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Bob is a 1984 graduate of the University of Portland with a degree in Secondary Education. In 1992, Bob graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law and began his practice shortly thereafter. Bob's professional membership includes: Board Member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Member of The Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member of The Washington State Bar Association, Member of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Nothwest Business Club, and Bellingham City Club Member.

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