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Published: Friday, Aug. 30 2013 6:20 p.m. MDT

Updated: 14 hours ago

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Fitz
Murray, UT

It is my understanding the Utah laws require that the cops have a warrant which limits the purpose of the checkpoint and requires that they publish the location of any checkpoint in advance. This article says checkpoints will be put up across the State, but it does not give locations. So Des News, just exactly where and when are these across the State checkpoints going up? The Utah Supreme Court requires it, the media is supposed to publish it.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

For some holidays are times to relax and enjoy being an american and living the life of peace and pursuit of happiness. But for the cities is windfall tax day to punish those in the pursuit of happiness and freedoms.

Its not really necessary for the cities to set up roadblocks in the pursuit of criminal revenue acquisitions without due process of representation in tax revenue criminal stalking of citizens, specifically for the purpose of profiteering on the most expensive fine on the books and ordinances. Profiling for profit is what holidays are for city government.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Fitz How many people will lose their lives this weekend? What do you want UHP to do about it? I would rather have the cops take aggressive action and prevent these tragic accidents in the first place. Utah drivers are out of control. I drive everyday for a living. I have seen it all. We need more troopers on the road.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

I think it is better that they are not published. It shouldn't make a difference to any driver unless they are doing something they know they shouldn't. I want my family to be able to enjoy being on the road and not have to worry about irresponsible drivers that don't care about anyone's safety including their own. If they would respect the law and be free of alcohol and drugs we wouldn't have to have checkpoints. And many more people would still be alive and enjoying life with their families.

Kyna
WEST JORDAN, UT

Dear My2Cents - your rights to pursue "happiness and freedom" end when your impaired driving rams into my car and kills my kids.

Those roads belong to the city, and honestly? they can do what they want with them. If you have a problem with what the city does with its property - move, or just don't drive on them. It never ceases to amaze me how everyone here the "NIMBY - Not In My BackYard" attitude.

Let me ask you this.,,, is it more convenient for you to be dead? or maybe your spouse? or Kids? or parents? Maybe its ok to let someone else's family be killed because its just too inconvenient for you to stop? If these ckpoints weren't effective, they wouldn't do them. The fact that they ARE effective should chill you to the core. The fact that people actually have to pay the fines you complain about means that they are out there driving drunk and the rules of society were created for the protection of "LIFE".

RShackleford
Saint George, UT

"If you are not doing anything wrong you shouldn't worry"? Sure you bet, tell that to the many people and the lives one trooper ruined. She may be off the streets but she is probably not the only one doing what is necessary for Trooper of the year. Papers Please, Papers...

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