Are random sobriety stops OK?

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of random sobriety checkpoints 25 years ago, but that doesn’t stop a South Florida defense attorney from helping motorists challenge the law, according to the Washington Post.

Warren Redlich tells motorists not to roll down their windows, but instead point to the outside of the car door where a taped bag contains their driver’s license, insurance card and a paper he calls the “fair DUI flier” that reads: “I remain silent. No searches. I want my lawyer.”

Redlich told the Post, “People don’t realize that innocent people get arrested for drunk driving; it happens a lot.”

The defense attorney also tells motorists to videotape their encounters with police. As a front-seat passenger, he taped his friend getting through a checkpoint by using the fair DUI flier. The video’s been viewed 2.2 million times on YouTube.

Thoughts? Email connie.post@coxinc.com

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