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  • The results in last weeks extra DUI enforcement during the July 4th holiday were, 22 DUI arrests, 2025 drivers puled-over, 1313 speeding tickets, 296 seat-belt tickets, and 95 vehicle crashes.

    In last weeks post I wrote about how Utah Police ramped up their search for drunk drivers with an increase of officers on patrols and DUI checkpoints.

    The question is often asked, if a driver comes upon one of these Utah DUI checkpoints do they have to stop if the officer asks them to stop?

     

    Utah DUI Checkpoint Attorney

    The answer is yes, you do. If you don’t you could be charged with disorderly conduct.

    Here’s a little more info and background of DUI checkpoints according to ABC 4:

    DUI checkpoints have been happening in Utah since 1992. A judge has to approve the checkpoint and police have to put out a notice to the public in advance warning of the operation. According to Lt. Lex Bell of Unified Police a driver does have to stop if asked.

    “If you refuse to stop you are guilty of a crime,” said Lt. Bell. “You have to stop if they tell you to stop at a checkpoint, that’s just Utah’s law.”

    Even with the advance notice Lt. Bell said they still get several DUI arrests. Their goal is not just catching drivers in the act, but they hope it will deter people from driving drunk in the first place.

    Get Help From An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Today

     

    Call Greg S. Law, at 801-261-6228

    Learn what a difference aggressive representation can make in your DUI case. Make certain that your rights and interests will be fully protected.

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    Source: https://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/do-drivers-have-to-stop-at-dui-checkpoints/444113137

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    Very good advice. I teach Prime for Life at JSS and encounter many folks who don’t know how the legal system works.

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