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DWI Checkpoint Apps Draw Opposition

DWI Checkpoint Apps Draw Opposition

Recently, developers have introduced mobile phone applications, or apps as they are commonly referred to as, to warn drivers of speed traps and DWI checkpoint locations. These apps, however, are not without opposition as many consumers and politicians have called for a nationwide ban and demanded the apps be removed from the market.

Despite a demand by several U.S. Senators to remove the apps from the market, developers have been reluctant to do so. App developers, including a spokesperson for Google, have responded that the apps are not in violation of local or federal laws. Although the apps do not violate any law, mounting pressure to remove the apps appears to be likely to continue from concerned consumers, advocate groups, and politicians.

In Missouri, DWI checkpoints are typically published through press releases or on the website of the police department that is conducting the checkpoint.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving while intoxicated or have questions regarding how the law applies to your specific situation, contact the St. Louis DWI attorneys of Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. today for a free consultation.

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