Miami Beach Changes Its Mind on DUI

duiCheckpointLast time we discussed the extensive training Florida law enforcement officers are receiving in an effort to better spot potential drunk drivers during the typically busy Memorial Day weekend. While officers are expected to be out in full force around the state, one place where they won’t be making their standard presence known is in Miami Beach.

This year, Miami Beach police have chosen to eschew tradition and will not be subjecting vehicles entering the Beach to the standard DUI checkpoint. Although it’s been in practice for years, the checkpoint was ultimately determined to require excessive use of resources and outside agencies and it was decided that it didn’t work out.

Those that are planning on drinking should be aware that the lack of a DUI checkpoint is not a free-for-all invitation to get inebriated. Miami Beach police will still be scattered throughout the barrier island patrolling the streets to make sure no one is attempting to drive while under the influence. Those that are planning on drinking are highly encouraged to bring along a sober driver or use a ridesharing service like Uber.

While the Miami Beach Police Department won’t be having its checkpoint, neighboring Miami will have one for westbound drivers near Jungle Island beginning on Thursday, May 26th.

This update is brought to you by Miami traffic attorney Hochman & Goldin, P.A.  We can assist you with criminal traffic violations and are ready to answer your questions. Please call 305-665-1000 to speak with a Miami expungement attorney.

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