Sacramento, California cops are rolling out a new program this Memorial day to allegedly combat drunk drivers.
DUI roadblocks are apparently not invasive enough, now police are going to bars ‘asking’ wink, wink patrons to blow into breathalyzers!
Don’t forget DHS is paying police to set up DUI checkpoints.
How long before police nationwide will go into bars and force people to blow into breathalyzers and check for possible public inebriation or use drug Breathalyzers on innocent people?
California’s ‘Drug Breathalyzer’ bill is set to do just that:
A California lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.
Like breathalyzers used to test drivers for alcohol consumption, Assembly Bill 1356 would allow police to use oral fluid devices to check drivers for drug impairment.
Devices like the Alere DDS2 allegedly can detect marijuana within two to three hours of use, while also registering drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. It CAN’T detect the amount or WHEN it was used! Click here to read more.
These ‘Drug Breathalyzers’ can’t detect if you’ve ingested a poppy seed bagel but will alert police that you tested POSITIVE for drugs! The American police state is out of control!
Cannabis dispensary owner Lanette Davies is concerned about people who use marijuana medicinally getting lumped in with impaired drivers.
Obviously the site of several armed officers walking into a bar with breathalyzers in hand is a buzz kill, to say the least.
One of the bar patrons who’s been exposed to the program explains, “Admittedly we were a bit put off when we were gonna walk in and saw a bunch of cops with breathalyzers.”
A “bit put off” is an understatement, however.
While these officers are promising not to “test and arrest,” the very idea of police entering private property and having people submit to breathalyzer tests is appalling!
This program leaves the door wide open for entrapment and further rights violating searches by police.