Captain Palmer has begun his holiday schedule for the Monmouth County DWI Task Force. The latest site for a sobriety checkpoint is Route 35 in Middletown. We have seen this location used many times in the past and it has obviously been a location of significant drunk driving arrests on prior occasions. The roadblock shall be conducted between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. this evening and shall be located on southbound State Highway 35.
A location like this one in Middletown is not selected randomly. The police must present statistical data that demonstrates that the site of a roadblock is a particularly problematic location for drinking and driving. This is certainly one of many defenses which our DWI attorneys explore in roadblock cases.