DUI Checkpoints in Idaho
Can the police randomly stop motorists in the Gem State?
Sobriety checkpoints are not authorized in Idaho (see 756 P.2d 1057 (Idaho 1988)). Sobriety checkpoints are random traffic stops, not tied to any specific suspicions. At one of these checkpoints, drivers are briefly questioned after which suspicious drivers are subject to field sobriety tests. Despite the fact that these checkpoints consistently reduce alcohol-related crashes, typically by 9%, Idaho has determined not to implement them.
Learn more about Idaho’s DUI laws.