Check points all over Dallas recently have caused drivers to be ticketed and even arrested for criminal violations, outstanding warrants, failure to have required insurance and vehicle information in their vehicles,and expired driver’s licenses and inspection stickers, according to today’s Dallas Morning News. Thirty tickets were issued in one hour in northeast Dallas alone.
These Traffic Enforcement Road Checks have been attacked by civil libertarians for their arbitrariness. Racial profliling has been alleged. However the ACLU stated that they are legal as long as they do not discriminate upon drivers based upon their ethnicity.
These road blocks have not been set up in Tarrant County yet.
I encourage all of my clients to make sure they have their driver’s licenses, proofs of insurance and required inspection stickers when they are driving. Tickets can cost over $250.00 each.