CARTHAGE, Miss.–When you don’t wish to get pulled over, drive sober. Sheriff Randy Atkinson says that’s a easy message that his deputies have been capable of implement with success from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6. The Leake County Sheriff’s Dept. made 4 DUI arrests.
“We have been capable of have drivers license test factors and present presence in the neighborhood,” he stated.
LISTEN: Sheriff Atkinson talks DUI Checkpoints and Constitutional rights
Atkinson stated he believes they do the campaigns usually sufficient that individuals keep in mind the teachings.
“Any time you present presence, it’s a giant deterrent to crime, not simply DUIs.”
Atkinson stated he believes the test factors, or street blocks, are inside Constitutional limits, and that they serve the general public curiosity.
“Within the State of Mississippi we’re nonetheless ready to have the ability to do drivers license checkpoints for public security. We’re not focusing on anyone. We’re simply ensuring the roads are protected,” he stated.
Atkinson stated he appears to be like at it in a respectful method from each each side, however stated he errs on the facet of security.
“What about their rights that’s gonna be hit by someone intoxicated and take a complete household out? What about their rights?”