Fort Smith, Arkansas Roadblocks
State Line Road runs along the Arkansas/Oklahoma border. One night, there were 4 Oklahoma Highway Patrol cars there one Friday evening around 10 or 11pm. They claimed it was a “vehicle safety checkpoint,” but I think they were trying to catch drunks taking the backway into Fort Smith, coming from the Pocola Casino not far from the roadblock location. This occurred in Fall of 2016.
Told Arkansas State Troopers that I did not approve of being stopped while getting my license out for inspection. I had my 14 year old son in my car with me at the time and the trooper informed me that I needed to keep comments like that to myself in front of my child. When I told him he had no business telling me what I could or could not say in front of my son he ordered me to the side of the ramp for a stepped up interrogation. They did their best to intimidate and harrass but ultimately they gave me my license back and told me to get out of their sight.
Set up late at night. I think they were checking for DUI.