Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nation & World | Police: Twitter used to avoid DUI checkpoints | Seattle Times Newspaper

Sign of the times…

Trying to elude arrest for drunken driving, young people use technology to tell each other about the location of sobriety checkpoints, said Sgt. Dave Gibeault, head of the Fresno Police Department's traffic unit.

Tools include Twitter, text messages and an iPhone application specifically designed to identify checkpoints, Gibeault said.

Meanwhile, in Texas

If you get busted for drunk driving in Montgomery County, Texas, this holiday season, your neighbors may hear about it on Twitter.

That's because the local district attorney's office has decided to publish the names of those charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Nation & World | Police: Twitter used to avoid DUI checkpoints | Seattle Times Newspaper

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