Restaurants want police to forgo Labor Day DUI checkpoints

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The ABI said that because roadblocks are usually advertised in advance, they are easier for hardcore drunken drivers to avoid.

“Having a beer at a baseball game or a glass of sangria at an end-of-summer barbeque is perfectly safe and legal,” Longwell said. “Police tactics should focus on stopping dangerous drunk drivers, not responsible drinkers.”

The AAA auto club said this week that it expects 33 million people to travel over the Labor Day weekend. The group has encouraged drivers to pick a designated driver for holiday celebrations.