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Pennsylvania & Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva
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Quote:Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.

It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.

"It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth."They were asking for cheek swabs," she said. "They would give $10 for that. Also, if you let them take your blood, they would pay you $50 for that."

At the very least, she said, they wanted to test her breath for alcohol.

She said she felt trapped.

"I finally did the Breathalyzer test just because I thought that would be the easiest way to leave," she said, adding she received no money.

Fort Worth police earlier said they could not immediately find any record of officer involvement but police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Peel said Tuesday that the department's Traffic Division coordinated with the NHTSA on the use of off-duty officers after the agency asked for help with the survey"You can't just be pulled over randomly or for no reason," said attorney Frank Colosi.

He also noted the fine print on a form given to drivers informs them their breath was tested by "passive alcohol sensor readings before the consent process has been completed."

"They're essentially lying to you when they say it's completely voluntary, because they're testing you at that moment," Colosi said.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-T...ign=Buffer
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Quote:READING, Pa. - Ricardo Nieves was headed to pick up his mother around 10:30 a.m.

Friday when he said he saw two police cars near the Bingaman Street Bridge in southwest Reading.

"I noticed some flashing lights off to the side of the road," he shared.

Nieves told 69 News that cones were set up and someone dressed in plain clothes stepped out in front of his car.

He was ushered into a parking lot off Laurel Street.

"Once I got into the driveway of the parking lot I noticed an orange construction sign.

It said paid volunteer service," added Nieves.

Then someone approached his car.

"She wanted to ask me a couple questions about my driving behaviors and habits and also a mouth swab, and would pay me for this," Nieves described.

He said the woman explained he wasn't being pulled over and wasn't in trouble, but also never said who she was or why she was there.

Nieves told us he felt trapped and intimidated by the whole set up.

"There's police lights. There's an orange cone. Someone's out with an orange flashing light standing in traffic directing you somewhere."

Nieves thought they flagged him down to get a DNA sample.

It turns out the Reading man was just being requested to participate in the 2013 National Roadside Survey, a study done once a decade since the 1970s by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Every driver stopped was asked by federal contractors to give breath, saliva and blood samples in exchange for money.

Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-b...index.html
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If they pay me $1000 I'll consider walking over to their cars and shitting all over the inside. Dodgy
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Motorist checkpoint in Reading draws questions

By Don Spatz

A private firm with a federal contract - and backed up by city police - forced motorists off Laurel Street and into a private parking lot Friday to question them about their driving habits and ask for a swab of their mouth.

"I feel this incident is a gross abuse of power on many levels," Reading resident Ricardo Nieves, one of those stopped, told City Council Monday.

He said federal and local tax dollars were being used to stop innocent people without probable cause, and allow a private company to hire uniformed police to force citizens to listen to their questions.

He said he wasn't told what the swab was for, but added, "Clearly it was for DNA."

The checkpoint was among several being carried out in Pennsylvania by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, hired by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

City Police Chief William M. Heim said the two federal agencies are trying to see what can be done about crashes and injuries, and the swabs were not to get DNA samples but to test for the presence of prescription drugs.

The checkpoint was supposed to be voluntary, but Nieves said he had to refuse several times over a five-minute period before the woman taking the survey let him go.

- See more at: http://readingeagle.com/article/20131217...0ChQt.dpuf
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"People are not pressured by police presence to do something they don't want to."

An actual police chief said that, as though people don't hit their brakes when they spot speed traps? He's either a complete idiot, or he was hoping nobody would call him out on his bullshit.

All checkpoints are violations of our rights, regardless of the "public safety" end being served. If you think I'm driving drunk, show cause for vehicle seizure. Otherwise, stick that donut back in your pie hole and shut the fuck up.
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Jon Doe;128728 Wrote:The checkpoint was supposed to be voluntary, but Nieves said he had to refuse several times over a five-minute period before the woman taking the survey let him go.

I wonder what happens if you just drive off?? Shrug
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This just happened down in Dallas, I believe, a couple weeks ago.
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streaker69;128754 Wrote:This just happened down in Dallas, I believe, a couple weeks ago.

And Alabama
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I'd consider a hefty donation of urine for free.Wink They might need a mop to collect it, though.
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"No."

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