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DUI checkpoints are part of the job


Unlike most of us who drive, letter-writer Alex Johnson doesn’t appear to understand the premise of the DUI checkpoint (SDN, July 13). Checkpoints are a tool of law enforcement and the one that he witnessed was one of many set up statewide that weekend in the effort to capture those who were violating the law. It would have made no difference if former Sheriff Joe Morales or any other candidate was in charge, the checkpoint would have taken place. In other words, it was standard operating procedure. Ironically, you seem to evade the “based on issues checkpoint” in an effort to muster support for one candidate while attempting to mislead the voting public on the actions of another. While one might agree in his assessment of DUI checkpoints as a practice, what he’s stating is equivalent to the drunkard laying blame on the car for his predicament. Jerry Lefevre Silverthorne

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