Every year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD, rewards police officers for their efforts in minimizing drunk drivers on the road by arresting those who are driving under the influence. So when MADD heard of a new California bill that could pass restricting the ability of officers to enforce certain laws during DUI sobriety checks, they became irate and began speaking out.
According to Mercury News, the new bill called Assembly Bill 1389, or AB 1389, condones driving without a driver’s license by preventing law enforcement from enforcing current laws meant to protect people on roadways. AB 1389 would allow more driving under the influence offenders operating on a suspended license to continue to drive illegally. DUI sobriety checkpoints are meant to protect the public but it seems as if most do not garnish as many DUI offenders as one would think.