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Thousands of Sober Drivers Face DUI Charges Each Year

Posted on Sep 25, 2011

An article in a Mississippi newspaper titled "Innocent often fall victim to DUI laws" claims thousands of people in that state are wrongly arrested for DUI every year.  It says breathalyzers are unreliable, and, on top of that, the results from those tests are often higher than they should be because of residual alcohol in one's mouth.  The law allows blood testing as an option, but officers don't often inform citizens of this.  Blood testing is more accurate than breath testing.

The article also suggests DUI checkpoints are illegal, violating the 4th Amendment of the Constitution (prohibits unreasonable search and seizure), and says the U.S. Supreme Court continutes to deny "many of the typical civil rights protections" to those charged with DUI.

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