New Mexico Police Say Smartphones Spread Word On DUI Stops

January 3, 2013

Albuquerque, N.M. police say some motorists – including some planning to drive drunk – now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints.

Officer Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are being used to spread word of where checkpoints are located.

Officer Robert Gibbs told KOB-TV that the use of smartphone technology is a factor in fewer people being taken into custody at the department’s New Year’s Eve checkpoint.

Gibbs says that’s a frustration for law enforcement but that it’s just a matter of time before drunken drivers are caught.

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  • January 4, 2013 at 9:57 am
    ExciteBiker says:
    Yes, we should obey. Freedom of information is dangerous. Police checkpoints mean you are presumed guilty until proven innocent, with the 4th amendment a relic of the past. Th... read more
  • January 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Scott says:
    Hence the term "Smart" phone. That said, does anyone REALLY "plan" to go out and drive drunk???
  • January 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Not Opinionated says:
    This story is just as funny as the 5 inmates that are suing the beer and wine companies because they committed their crimes. I guess everyone checked their smart phones in N... read more
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