SC Finest Starting Early

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    As usual, there has been INCREASED law enforcement presence on the roads of SC during the holidays and it ramps up significantly for the New Years revelers. Well, last night (30th), my wife and I were coming home after a nice meal at Olive Garden. It was only about 8:30 p.m. Dropping down a hill and approaching the county line, I could see ahead of me, numerous taillights, indicating a probable road block/license check at a well known/used location. I found it interesting that they started the night before New Years Eve. Anyway, I fell into line, and it was a road block/license check, consisting of Deputy Sheriffs and SC Highway Patrol working together. When my turn came up, I eased up to the officer, turned my overhead light on, rolled my window down, handed him my SC CWP first and the my DL and immediately informed him I was armed. He looked me in the eye, said "Thank you for letting me know." He asked if the vehicle was mine, walked to the rear to check my tags, came back up, gave me my DL and CWP back, and said "Be Safe".

    I can't imagine how the encounter could have gone any smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    As usual, there has been INCREASED law enforcement presence on the roads of SC during the holidays and it ramps up significantly for the New Years revelers. Well, last night (30th), my wife and I were coming home after a nice meal at Olive Garden. It was only about 8:30 p.m. Dropping down a hill and approaching the county line, I could see ahead of me, numerous taillights, indicating a probable road block/license check at a well known/used location. I found it interesting that they started the night before New Years Eve. Anyway, I fell into line, and it was a road block/license check, consisting of Deputy Sheriffs and SC Highway Patrol working together. When my turn came up, I eased up to the officer, turned my overhead light on, rolled my window down, handed him my SC CWP first and the my DL and immediately informed him I was armed. He looked me in the eye, said "Thank you for letting me know." He asked if the vehicle was mine, walked to the rear to check my tags, came back up, gave me my DL and CWP back, and said "Be Safe".

    I can't imagine how the encounter could have gone any smoother.

    Happy "almost" New Years everyone, and be safe!
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    not that i agree with check points .. sounds like a decent polite officer . A+

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    That's a happy ending! They are really tough up here in Manitowoc Co, W.I. They inspect the exterior of your car for anything out of place. Seldom do they cut any slack.

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    I'm told that they have these kinds of road blocks/safety checks in Russia, too!

    First Sgt, at lease you had no problems...
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    If they can take a few drunks off the road, and help me get home in one piece, I say Go For It!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    If they can take a few drunks off the road, and help me get home in one piece, I say Go For It!
    I don't want drunks on the road any more than anyone else does, but sometimes the ends don't justify the means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm told that they have these kinds of road blocks/safety checks in Russia, too!
    Here in North Carolina we refer to them as “Revenue Enhancement Stops”.
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    Perhaps we could set up 'safety checks' ("Papers Please?") on each corner...this would REALLY protect us all.


    Those without the proper paperwork go directly to the 'camps'...for everyone's safety, of course!
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    In my opinion there are far to many Americans who are willing to give up liberty in order to feel safer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm told that they have these kinds of road blocks/safety checks in Russia, too!
    You forgot to add that their police officers are polite also...so, where is the difference

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    Sounds like a decent encounter; but boy do I hate the DUI/OVI checkpoints. I have no idea how the legality of these are upheld. But let's not let that ruin the thread.
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    When I was 19 I was 3 days from going to Basic Training. I was going in with an MOS that required a TS clearance and had to go to 7 different court houses in MA and NH to get letters stating I had paid fines for speeding tickets and other "offenses" so I could get a waiver. ANyway, Going to my girlfriends house I passed a DUI checkpoint on the other side of the road so doing what drivers do I flashed my high beams to warn the drivers heading toward it. Next thing I see are police lights behind me. I pull over and now I am scared to death of a ticket because I thought It would hurt me gettiing my MOS. The officer said he was the one I flashed my lights to and he could cite me for obstruction. He then asked where I was going and I also said I was going in the army. He gave me a verbal warning and said this"do you realize you could have alerted a drunk driver and down the road he could have killed someone if he was in an accident". I never thought about that. I am opposed to the checkpoints but I have not alerted other drivers since then. He was a good guy for a LEO

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    Sounds like a good stop and outcome.

    I have mixed feelings about DUI checkpoints. It's a fact they take drunk drivers off the road and inconvience those who have not been drinking. We all know how we feel about a drunk driver causing an accident and injuring or killing an inocent person. The alternatve to checkpoints? More patrol vehicles on the road? While the idea is nice, we all know departments don't have the resources for it. Patrol cars waiting outside bars and stopping people as they leave? Again it comes down to resources.

    There is no reason to get upset with the LEO at the check point. It's not the LEO's manning the points that make the decision. They are following orders from above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrclen View Post
    In my opinion there are far to many Americans who are willing to give up liberty in order to feel safer.
    +1 on that. Now we have DHS and the TSA. How ya likin the increased security now?
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    +1 on your LEO's, lets hope they stay that way.

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