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What to expect during a drunk driving checkpoint

Drunk driving checkpoints, or DUI checkpoints, are set up by law enforcement officials all across Washington in an effort to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. These checkpoints help to prevent crashes that can cause serious injuries or death. If you ever approach a DUI checkpoint, it's best to enter it and comply with the requests of the officer. Here's what you can expect during such a checkpoint in Spokane.

One of the first things you will need to do is provide the officer with some information. This information includes your auto insurance, driver's license and the vehicle's registration. All of these documents should be valid or else you could be issued tickets and hefty fines if they are not. The officer will use these documents to find any warrants in your name.

The officer, while talking with you about your documents, will be on the lookout for signs of inebriation. These signs often include slurred speech, flushed skin, eyes that are bloodshot, breath that smells of alcohol and even the presence of alcohol containers in your vehicle.

You will be subjected to sobriety tests at the checkpoint if the officer suspects you are driving under the influence. If you happen to fail any of these tests, the officer will read you your rights and then place you under arrest for DUI in Spokane, Washington. You will then have your vehicle towed from the scene or the officer might let you call a family member to pick it up if you were driving alone.

Have you ever been through a DUI checkpoint in Spokane? If not, now you know what to expect and how to handle the situation properly.

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