Friday, September 09, 2011

Jerry Brown sent bill to cut car seizures at sobriety checkpoints

Jerry Brown sent bill to cut car seizures at sobriety checkpoints:

Legislation meant to reduce the number of vehicles impounded at sobriety checkpoints was sent to the governor late Thursday night.

The bill would bar counties from conducting combined sobriety and vehicle inspection checkpoints.

Supporters of the measure, Assembly Bill 1389, say that checkpoints are used as a revenue-generating tool for local government and that they unduly harm sober but low-income or undocumented drivers.

The impounding of vehicles at checkpoints when drivers have no valid California license hits undocumented residents particularly hard, . . .

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