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The whole state is promoting a ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ to coincide with Halloween, and Charlotte County is pulling out the stops.  Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is planning ‘Low-Manpower Checkpoints” in different places throughout the county over several days, starting Oct. 26 through Oct. 31.  All law enforcement will certainly be on high alert, as there is a lot of drinking and driving around all holidays, but Halloween in particular, and a there are a lot of children out.

The Low-Manpower checkpoints create an additional concern for police intrusions.  All checkpoints involve stopping a lot of innocent drivers to potentially catch a few impaired drivers.  CCSO uses the low-manpower checkpoints to save money and still be able to stop as many drivers as possible.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a series of checkpoints that were more than a couple of weekend nights, though that doesn’t inherently make them…

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