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ST. CHARLES, Mo. -
St. Charles County drivers pulled over at several recent safety checkpoints received something other than the usual verbal warnings, traffic citations or even tickets for drunken driving tickets.
Government subcontractors working on behalf of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration instead asked motorists to voluntarily submit blood and saliva samples in exchange for cash. Two off-duty county sheriff's deputies in marked patrol cars initially flagged down the drivers.
The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department now says it will no longer participate in future surveys. Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn acknowledges some motorists may have thought participation was mandatory, though no action was taken against drivers who refused to stop.
Impaired drivers were not arrested. Instead, survey takers were supposed to make sure such drivers got home safely.
St. Charles sheriff nixes more voluntary traffic checkpoints
ST. Two off-duty county sheriff's deputies in marked patrol cars initially flagged down the drivers.
How can two off duty cops use patrol cars to stop people ? This has to be illegal .
If this happened in New Zealand those cops would be in prison .
I think that there is a twofold issue going on here.
1.The government is trying to find out just how far they can go with people's rights and not be called out.
Shame on them,they need to be stopped each and every time they pull this stuff.
2.The people need to wake up to they're rights and 'enforce' them.I'm suprized at just how ignorant and compliant people are when it comes to ANY authority.They just nod they're head and say yep, and go along with whatever they are told instead of asking questions or challenging anything.Each time they comply to gov. steps further into our space.