DUI Checkpoint App Spawns Controversy

According to Fox News, United States Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Tom Udwall and Senate Majority Leader Harry Read are urging Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone software, Scott Forstall, to examine the potential danger off an app that can potentially help motorists identify and avoid drunk driving checkpoints. While the request could apply to several apps, only Phantom Alert was specifically named.

Phantom Alert points out upcoming speed traps and DUI checkpoints.  It also informs the driver of traffic cameras, school zones, railroad tracks, speed bumps, and dangerous curves and intersections.  The APP, which offers a monthly, yearly, and a lifetime subscription relies upon subscriber provided information to confirm the existence of speedtraps, school zones, and dui checkpoints. The App is available for GPS systems, Blackberrys and the iPhone.

Numerous other sites list dui checkpoints. In addition in South Carolina, notice of dui checkponts are frequently broadcast by local media and therefore otherwise easily accessible.

In recent years, the market has been flooded with ways to avoid DUI.  Numerous Apps, including the R-U-Buzzed App, a free app created to help users estimate their blood alochol level before driving.  Breathalzyers are now even available at your local Sam’s Club.

DUI penalties in South Carolina are among the stiffest in the nation.  Drinking and driving can be avoided by simply designating a driver or calling a cab.

Getting arrested for DUI does not mean that you are guilty or that you do not have any defenses. If you have been arrested for DUI, the dui defense attorneys at The Strom Law Firm, LLC offer a free, no-c0st consultation to discuss your legal rights.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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