DUI Roadblocks or Checkpoints in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
One constitutional requirement for a DUI checkpoint mandates that the checkpoint is scheduled in advance, and that certain details about the roadblock are announced to the public in advance. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office publishes such a list of DUI roadblocks, checkpoints, saturations and heightened patrols. HCSO has scheduled one DUI checkpoint or roadblock during May of 2010.
Roadblocks are heavily scrutinized under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Your Tampa DUI attorney can demand that the prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office prove not just that the stop of your vehicle was reasonable, but also that the stop of every vehicle during the roadblock was reasonable.
Operation 3D- the DUI Task Force in Hillsborough County
In Hillsborough Couny, Florida, a DUI Task Force has been created called “Operation 3D.” The task force includes law enforcement officers from several agencies including the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), the Tampa Police Department (TPD), the Plant City Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the University of South Florida (USF) Police Department.
Click here to see the Hillsborough County DUI Task Force’s list of locations and dates for scheduled roadblocks - DUI checkpoints locations in Hillsborough County. For instance, one such roadblock is scheduled for May 28th, 2010 a Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and Skipper Rd. at 15045 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
|Friday, May 28, 2010||Check Point & Saturation||2200 hrs. to 0500 hrs.||District I – Northern Hillsborough Co.||BAT Unit and transport provided at Bruce B. Downs Blvd. & Skipper Rd. 15045 Bruce B. Downs Blvd|