Please be aware that I have uncovered that from May 30 through May 31 the Indiana State Police will be conducting widespread stops without probable cause within Hamilton County and central Indiana. Areas affected include the whole of Hamilton County so please be on guard for the possibility of indiscriminate checks to all motorists.
As many students are off from their educational pursuits for the summer, it is my belief that such operations are strategically planned to coincide with summer break so as to ensnare as many as underage drinking and driving suspects as possible.
While the exact location for the checkpoints is thus far undetermined, I would advise extreme caution and self awareness in regard to the consumption of alcohol and driving during the above referenced period of time. On my dui questions answered page you will find a link to find updated information in regard to statistics involving the emerging usage of these checkpoints within the Hamilton County area.
Please be cautious and aware that the use of these checkpoints is for the intended purpose of ensnaring impaired drivers without normally required probable cause for a traffic stop. Whether the use of such checkpoints should be legally sanctioned is another matter entirely. Although lawyers like myself have lead the charge to eliminate and/or reduce the indiscriminate use of such checkpoints and the corresponding potential for abuse such practices permit, their use in Indiana has been declared constitutional.
As a result, I would not suggest that one in any way familiar with constitutional practice rest on the assumption that probable cause dictates of the constitution will necessarily support any legal challenge to an arrest prompted by the use of such a checkpoint.
For any further discussion on the use of these checkpoints or any other legal issue bearing upon traffic detention and arrests taking place within Hamilton County please feel free to reach out for my assistance at any time.