State Police Vs. Sitz Case Study

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In Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), the Court upheld a warrantless, suspicionless checkpoint designed to detect evidence of drunk driving. In that case, police checkpoints were set up, at which all drivers were stopped and briefly (approximately 25 seconds) observed for signs of intoxication. If such signs were found, the driver was detained for sobriety testing, and if the indication was that the driver was intoxicated, an arrest was

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