DeForest, Wisconsin Roadblocks

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County Rd V & US 51

DeForest, WisconsinJan 24, 2012

DeForest WI police intentionally create a false impression of a random checkpoint for drunken drivers. Such a checkpoint is illegal in Wisconsin and 11 other states.

Police frequently set up a fake checkpoint along County Road V and US 51. Officers may wear bright reflective vests, set up cones and have electronic road signs warning of a “OWI task force ahead.”

But instead of pulling over drivers randomly, officers stop motorists for any infractions they spot. These efforts usually result in citations, warnings and arrests.

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