A controversial new flier has been helping motorists get through sobriety checkpoints without having to roll down their windows and speak to police. According to reports, drivers have been pressing the flier, along with their licenses and insurance papers, up to their windows so police can read them.
Front of the DUI Flier
Here’s what the front of this DUI flier states:
I remain silent, no searches.
I want my lawyer.
I am required to show my papers. You can see them through my closed window.
If you feel that is insufficient, please write me a ticket under 42-2-115.
Please hold any tickets and your card up to the window.
I will digitally sign tickets and email to you or to firstname.lastname@example.org. 15 USC 7001(a)(1).
Thus, I am not opening my window.
I will comply with clearly stated lawful orders.
Back of the DUI Flier
Here’s what the back of the flier states:
For Use in Colorado Only
Place the other side against window so police can read it.
Do not speak at all. Not one word. Record everything.
Keep your hands where the officer can see them.
Show them your license and other requested documents through the window.
The law might require you to “surrender” documents, but showing them should be enough. Refusal to do so is a simple ticket. That ticket is much less serious than what might happen if you do open your window.
Police are allowed to stop you at a checkpoint, but you are not required to open your window.
Never fight or physically resist. If the officer clearly states an order, it is safer to comply.
This DUI flier is NOT for everyone. However, it does serve as an important reminder that:
- Being aware of your rights is essential to being able to effectively protect them.
- Calling a DUI attorney ASAP upon a DUI arrest is the best way to start defending yourself.
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