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Drunk Driving Checkpoint Apps Banned By Apple

iphone.jpgDUI checkpoints have been publically announced on apps available for Apple, Google, and RIM (Blackberry) cell phones. In a prior drunk driving blog posting, we announced that some U.S. Senators and State Attorney Generals have asked these companies to stop publishing this information to the public.

While Google and RIM’s guidelines remain unchanged, Apple recently announced new App Store Review Guidelines for their iOS-based devices, according to cnet.com. Section 22.8 specifically states “apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected.”

The ban only covers those checkpoints that are unpublished by law enforcement. In California you can search the law enforcement websites to find out when and where checkpoints will be conducted. If you want to know if there is a DUI checkpoint scheduled in San Diego and you don’t have an app for that on your cell phone, check the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, CHP, and other local law enforcement websites such as El Cajon Police, Chula Vista Police, National City Police, and Oceanside Police.


If you have been arrested and/or charged with drunk driving in San Diego, you need to hire an exclusively DUI defense firm that will aggressively defend your case. For a free, confidential consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman today at 619-260-1122 or use the “Contact Us” form on this page.