Defendants were stopped at a DWI roadblock at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee and charged with drug offenses. We challenged the roadblock as unconstitutional — an intrusion without probable cause on one of the nation’s busiest crossings.
Constitutional roadblocks may be organized to enforce:
- Border security
- Drunk driving laws
- Specific crime control practices
After five days of testimony, a Bergen County judge ruled that the roadblock was unconstitutional. An appeals court upheld the ruling.
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