Portsmouth NH DWI Roadblocks Detain 175 Innocent Motorists

Earlier this week on our Blog, I warned about NH DWI roadblocks coming this weekend to Portsmouth, NH. This morning, the Portsmouth Herald reported that the NH DWI roadblock ensnared 179 people, all of whom were detained without reasonable suspicion, much less probable cause, that they had committed any crime. This is another exception to the "DWI Exception to the Constitution" - police cannot randomly stop vehicles to search for illegal drugs, stolen guns, or even escaping terrorists -- but they can stop and detain 179 people, for the purpose of arresting 4. -- Ted Lothstein

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