DUI Checkpoints in Oregon

Can the police randomly stop motorists in The Beaver State?

Sobriety checkpoints are not authorized in Oregon (see State v. Boyanovsky, 743 P.2d 711 (Or. 1987)). 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%, Oregon has determined not to implement them.

Learn more about Oregon's DUI laws.

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