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Editorial: Albany's new DWI sweep policy is better

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On more than one occasion over the years, we criticized former Albany County Sheriff James Campbell’s policy of alerting the public in advance of one of his department’s blanket DWI patrols, typically held over big drinking holidays like New Year’s, St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween. While the warnings appeared to keep some revelers honest on those nights, it did nothing to discourage them from driving drunk at other times — and might have even encouraged ...


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wmarincic
November 5, 2011
7:38 a.m.

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If they arrested less people by telling about the sweeps then I would say it obvious that people will not take the chance of driving drunk which should be the goal.

mstella
November 7, 2011
7:32 a.m.

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Still can't believe blanket checkpoints are constitutional.

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