State troopers from the Belle Vernon station in Rostraver are planning a sobriety checkpoint for Memorial Day weekend someplace of their protection space.
That features components of Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties, in keeping with a information launch. Troopers stated they’ve recognized major and alternate places for the checkpoint based mostly on impaired driving knowledge from PennDOT and different sources. The precise places weren’t launched.
A 1990 U.S. Supreme Court docket ruling held that police need to announce checkpoints forward of time to fulfill a minimal commonplace of consent — if drivers know there’s a checkpoint and nonetheless drive, they’re successfully acknowledging that they may run into the checkpoint and be stopped.