Police say smartphones spread word on DUI stops

January 3, 2013 • State News

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say some motorists — including some planning to drive drunk — now use their smartphones to avoid sobriety checkpoints.

Officer [auth] Robert Gibbs says smartphone applications, texting and social media are being used to spread word of where checkpoints are located.

Officer Robert Gibbs told KOB-TV ( ) that the use of smartphone technology is a factor in fewer people being taken into custody at the department’s New Year’s Eve checkpoint.

Gibbs says that’s a frustration for law enforcement but that it’s just a matter of time before drunken drivers are caught.

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