North Dakota State House Passes Major Rights-Supporting Bill—Outlawing DUI Checkpoints (HB1442)

Sobriety checkpoints — also known as DUI checkpoints — are the most common roadblocks you might encounter in the ostensible land of the free. They function as a general purpose investigatory tactic where police can get a close look at passing motorists by detaining everyone they encounter—with no probable cause. Thanks to a bipartisan group of rights flexing state representatives in North Dakota, one state may soon buck the system.

North Dakota House lawmakers have just passed a bill that will prohibit law enforcement from holding these unconstitutional checkpoints to catch drunk drivers.