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Thanksgiving DWI Enforcement - What Night Would Be Most Likely ?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Nov 22, 2016.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    NY State has issued warnings in the local newspaper -
    DWI checkpoints over the Thanksgiving Weekend.
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    So....I'm wondering ?............and I know DWI Check Points usually start after 10 pm.....
    "Getaway day/night" -- is Wednesday night - would they really make traffic
    back ups on that evening ?
    Thanksgiving ?.....I read almost half of USA makes two visits on Thanksgiving.
    So, alot of traffic = would they bother then ?.....I wouldn't think so ?.....
    Friday + Saturday nights = I would figure to be the two most potential evenings for Check Points ?
    I have nothing planned for those two.
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    I have to travel to 3 places on Thanksgiving - from morning to late evening.
    There is a check point spot on one of my routes - I can take an alternate route -
    which I'll do - even if I haven't had a drink !.....I don't want to have to stop FOR ANYYTHING -
    I gotta be in 3 different places that day/evening.
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    What's your guess ?...........
     
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    My guess is the evening you least suspect. :)
     
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    Don't they need to advertise these roadblocks in the newspaper ?
     
  4. Joe Strummer

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    Snidely ?
     
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    Wednesday night is almost a given...
     
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    Don't drink and drive.
     
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    Checkpoints illegal in Mn, thank god!
     
  8. mona

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    That's interesting about illegal checkpoints in MN, I know they have set them up in the past couple of years at certain points in Rochester.
     
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    Look out on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving.
    In my younger days, working in bars that was one of our busiest nights of the year. Kids home from school,older lone adults avoiding the holidays.
    It made for some long nights.
     
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    with Uber/Lyft running in full force it's too easy to not drink and drive these days

    I especially hope that is the case because I'll be driving 4+ hours Wed night to my destination
     
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    Checkpoints are not that bad as far as traffic delays..You go in and a PO takes a look at you ask a question and waves you through..might add a few minutes to the normal drive.avoiding one by an alt route might take longer..
     
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    Well, maybe where you live, but certainly not near me.

    When we have to drive somewhere for a family dinner (rare these days, thank goodness) we alternate who has to drive so the other person can drink. Usually it's by whose family we're visiting ;-) (this is also why we HATE vacations that involve driving, so we do our best to avoid them)

    When our state & local police do holiday weekend stuff, it's generally every night. Heck - sometimes it's midday.....
     
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    I doubt it, the mn supreme court ruled them illegal many years ago, they do have those saturation zones where they'll pull over people for the tiniest reason to check you, but even there they put up signs warning you , so you can go another way.
     
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    Iowa too, for now, that is, thankfully!
     
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    that works too, whatever arrangements you need to make is fine by me

    I just wanted to make the point that Uber/Lyft availability makes holiday alcohol checkpoints easy to avoid in the areas that Uber/Lyft operate
     
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    Be careful all. Not drinking and driving is must (be safe!) But even on plain tickets....I got my FIRST ticket in 15 years last night.

    The cop was super nice, but it was a definitely speed trap. (Dropped from 35 to 25 in a section that did NOT look like 25.) Bottomline, I WAS speeding so can't fuss, but just know the tickets are already starting!
     
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    That's probably it then, I know they would post them that they were doing checkpoints. So they stop everyone, usually on hwy 14 east heading out of town.
     
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    nvm, there's a rule or something about saying a law should be illegal or something
     
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    Saturday night after Thanksgiving, 2 AM. Paradise Road south of Tropicana is a 3 lane one-way street headed for the airport tunnel. I am in the left (curb) lane going the 35 MPH speed limit. 1/2 mile ahead are the lights of several police cars. On my left I see a motorcycle cop in a driveway, poised to pounce. I go by him. On my right, a pickup truck decides this would be a good time to overtake me going maybe 50. The cop pulls onto the road and, shonuff, Pickup Truck becomes a statistic.

    Moral: If you are out driving after midnight on a holiday weekend in Vegas, don't drink and go the speed limit. All Vegas street speed limits are either 35 or 45, so if in doubt, go 40.
     
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    i have friends who lost their son (and his friend) to a drunk driver. they were young teenagers when they were killed.
    no excuse for drunk driving. NONE AT ALL.

    (sorry, but it pisses me off)
     
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