From the York Daily Record comes a story of a father and son arrested for DUI not just on the same night, but at the same time.
According to details from the Daily Record, a state trooper stopped a Pennsylvania man. While the officer questioned the driver, the driver’s son appeared on the scene to check up on his father. As a result, the trooper arrested both the father and son on drunk driving charges.
The law enforcement departments of every state take drunk driving seriously. From a law enforcement standpoint, DUI arrests give the perception of cracking down on DUI, which makes good headlines and good political sense. Unfortunately, in the rush to come down hard on DUI drivers, the police can sometimes push the envelope of legal investigative and arrest powers. While the police are winning political points, they may also violate the rights of ordinary citizens.