In a video posted to YouTube Thursday, longtime police recording activist Jeff Gray tests out a novel approach to DUI checkpoints in Florida: putting license, registration and insurance information in a plastic freezer bag, along with a Fair DUI message:
I remain silent
I want my lawyer
Attached to the inside of the car with a string, the bag is meant to keep a driver from having to roll down their window at a DUI checkpoint and, as Gray put it, put themselves in danger of having police “lie” and say their speech is slurred or that the smell of alcohol or drugs is wafting from the vehicle. How did police handle the bag trick? Very smoothly.
Responses online have been varied from “You are trying to entrap an officer, thats obvious. These checkpoints have saved thousands of lives.” to “That was a pretty good idea you came up with. Your right, cops lie, and only want to get in your vehicle any way they can. DUI checkpoints are a waste of money and man power. They had like 15 cops hanging around when they could have been handling real crime.” What do you think?