///Not All Think DWI Checkpoints are a Bad Idea

Not All Think DWI Checkpoints are a Bad Idea

Car accidents and resulting fatalities caused by drunk drivers are a too common occurrence in Houston. Yesterday, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee heard comments regarding the benefits of using what are generally known ad DWI checkpoints to help curb this trend.

While some civil rights groups are opposed to what they regard as further government intrusion, it cannot be argued that something must be done to reduce the thousands and thousands of deaths caused by drunk drivers every year.

Traditionally, such checkpoints have been set up as driver’s license checkpoints with officers investigating further if drivers exhibit signs of intoxication.