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FHP Announces Daytime Driver License, Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints
ABC News ^ | 04 FEB 2013 | Meredyth Censullo

Posted on 02/07/2013 8:57:12 AM PST by Old Sarge

TAMPA BAY - The Florida Highway Patrol Troop C (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties) has announced the roads it plans to target with driver license and/or vehicle inspection checkpoints in February. FHP says the checkpoints will be conducted during daytime hours, and generally cause delays of five minutes or less. Scroll down for a list of all affected roads.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: policestate; tyranny; yourpapersplease
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To: Old Sarge

I really hate these inspections. They are clearly unconstitutional.

I have been through 4 of those. Interestingly they were all within a few years of each other. Twice was on Hwy. 90. I got waved through as they were only stopping every 5th or whatever it was cars.

The 3rd time was on Hwy. 2. I am not sure what they were doing but they clearly were not really checking, as he quickly glanced at my DL and waved me through. He did not check anything else at all.

The 4th was a bit amusing. It was on Hwy. 179 and traffic was really slow. I would guess maybe a car every few minutes. The trooper looked at my DL then turned to the other patrolman and said “look at this”. I was driving an old 1978 LTD. The seat belts were too short so I had cut one off one of the rear belts and tied it in a square knot so it would fit.

The other trooper looked at the seat belt, they both laughed and sent me on my way.

I think both times I was stopped, they were looking for something and were just stopping cars as an excuse for what ever it was they were after.

21 posted on 02/07/2013 9:47:31 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: CitizenUSA

22 posted on 02/07/2013 9:51:58 AM PST by relictele
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To: Old Sarge

But of course they never would consider going after illegal aliens, why that would be racist.

23 posted on 02/07/2013 9:53:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Old Sarge

The DHS is quickly becoming a national police force. They’ve got their fingers in everything from rape crimes to border issues. My hope is that they’ve gone too far and we can peel them back with a good conservative Congress.

24 posted on 02/07/2013 10:06:51 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Old Sarge

I remember Volusia in the late 70s on started the no probable cause dope stops on I-95
Originally on northbound for dope

Then went to southbound for the cash
It’s all about money

Jackasses now many will go for guns

25 posted on 02/07/2013 10:08:51 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Old Sarge

Refusal to allow a search will be taken as probable cause.

26 posted on 02/07/2013 10:12:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>> wish him a buenos dias as they send him on his way.

“Senor! Come back! You forgot your food stamps and housing voucher!”

27 posted on 02/07/2013 10:19:05 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Old Sarge
Thank you, MADD.

Even your membership card and red ribbon on your antenna won't save you from this.

28 posted on 02/07/2013 10:20:40 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I knew a road block was up ahead and went on through even though I’d had two beers. I passed the breathalyzer so the state trooper checked my license. I had just gotten out of the navy and hadn’t yet gotten a new license from that state. He told me to pull over to the side and to go get into his car. I did so and left his car door open. It was pouring down rain. He said “If the insided of that door gets wet me and you are goin’ round and round.”

I wiped rain water off the door and said “It’s wet.” Boy, was he pissed! He wrote me a ticket for not having a driver’s license for the state in which I was living since he couldn’t get me for anything else.

On Monday I called the state police and complained about how I, a veteran, had been treated. The head of the state police called me, apologized, told me the ticket would be dropped and the trooper would be getting a reprimand. hee hee

29 posted on 02/07/2013 10:55:55 AM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: yarddog

They were checking out the seat belts on hot babes!

“I need to shine the flash light through the front windshield, maam, to make sure your seat belt is on correctly. Please move your right leg a little to the right. A little more, please. Now your left leg to the left. There we go. Thank you, maam, for your co-operation. You may proceed.”

“Hey, Bill! You shoulda’ seen this one! She wudn’t wearin’ no panties! Woo-Hoo!”

30 posted on 02/07/2013 11:03:27 AM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: Old Sarge

Illegal Alien checks is more like it. I bet they get shut down quickly.

31 posted on 02/07/2013 11:05:21 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

“the USSC said these are legal as long as public notice is given and a PRINTED criteria is used”

Do you happen to know the name of that case?

32 posted on 02/07/2013 11:41:03 AM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1

I am not familiar with that case but I no the local weekly newspaper prints those roads every week.

As near as I can tell they just print every highway in the county except I-10. The next month they print the same list.

33 posted on 02/07/2013 12:00:22 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Can’t believe I wrote know as no. I do know how to use that word.

34 posted on 02/07/2013 12:02:31 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: 1010RD; All

Bear in mind, this is NOT DHS, nor is it TSA. The agency involved is Florida Highway Patrol (state police). Not even county or local, but State.

I am getting wild speculation about what is the true purpose behind this cordon operation.

35 posted on 02/07/2013 2:22:59 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: yarddog

Well, yuh


36 posted on 02/07/2013 3:24:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: yarddog

My wife called me one night here in Knoxville, Tn. area to tell me she was stopped at one of these stop and search sites while coming home from visiting friends about 11 o’clock at night. She flat out refused to give the officer her license and registration, and told him he had no business stopping her while she was driving home and not breaking any laws. I fully expected her to be calling me to come pick her up at the jail after she had been detained; but she said the officer let her go on her way. I couldn’t believe it! True Story

37 posted on 02/07/2013 3:46:11 PM PST by Desparado
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent poster and sad as hell we’ve come to this.

38 posted on 02/07/2013 6:37:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Desparado

In 99 when I lived in Vegas, I had a 79 F150 4x4 that I had pretty well kitted out. It came with a rear window gun rack when I got it from the original owner.

Just outside the Spaghetti Bowl I got pulled over for no reason I could imagine. I usually drive at or just under the speed limit and am not prone to highway stunt driving.

Sitting in the cruiser I was grilled extensively as to all sorts of things. And being on the clock, I also had the benefit of the company’s legal I played along.

“Why is there a gun rack in your truck?”

Because Officer, as you can probably tell by the chewing tobacco, 4x4 and tattoo, I are a redneck. At home is a 60 pound Basset Hound and a blond daughter. There is no gun in that rack or truck....And what if there were?

Perhaps you’d like to explain when any of those things became probable cause to pull me over since we both know I wasn’t speeding and Gun Racks are not an illegal item in Nevada.

“Uh...Have a nice day.”

They do it because it’s the closest they can get to fishing on a lake.

39 posted on 02/07/2013 7:19:53 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Old Sarge

Interesting that US 27 isn’t on the list of roads. Troop C doesn’t want to annoy those Disney tourists staying around US 27.

40 posted on 02/07/2013 8:00:37 PM PST by bobcat62
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