Roadblocks Violate The Fourth Amendment

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The Court held that the roadblocks did not violate the Fourth Amendment which covers the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures also known as protecting our right to privacy. The Court said, "no one can seriously dispute the magnitude of the drunken driving problem or the States ' interest in eradicating it...the weight bearing on the other scale--the measure of the intrusion on motorists stopped briefly at sobriety checkpoints--is slight". This case has shown that an inconvenience to a motorist 's privacy is acceptable when we are dealing with the larger purpose of saving lives.
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