22Feb 2019

Should SmartPhone Apps Be Allowed To Post Real Time Locations Of DUI Checkpoints?

The New York Police Department is not happy with Google. Google has an app
on its platform called Waze. It is meant to make drivers aware of 
the quickest route to a destination factoring in traffic, accidents, 
and, yes, even DUI checkpoints.

Users can share the location of DUI checkpoints, which get posted and 
displayed instantly. The State of New York wants to arrest those posting 
the checkpoint locations and charge them with a crime. The NYPD claim 
that such sharing of information encourages reckless driving and 
interferes with the administration of DWI laws.

Is this something the government should be able to control? What information 
we share? Or is it a clear violation of our First Amendment rights? Stay 
tuned! The NYPD has sent a letter to Google asking them to voluntarily 
ban the sharing of DUI checkpoints. If you live in Burlington, Essex, 
Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of 
Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call 
Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.