Our readers have just notified us of a smog checkpoint going on today in Concord. The checkpoint is located on Treat Blvd & Citrus Ave near San Simeon (heading towards Concord). This checkpoint is run by California Highway Patrol. They are stopping vehicles and detaining them for up to 20 minutes to conduct an on-site smog check investigation.
If you happen to pass this, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) pictures or video of the event and let’s get the word out so that unsuspecting driver’s are not surprised.
The Supreme Court has ruled the checkpoints unconstitutional; however the state can perform these checkpoints as long as they follow particular guidelines including making a public announcement with location prior the checkpoints. It also requires drivers have a way to leave the checkpoint without being forced to pass through. For more information on checkpoints and the legal issues that surrounds them, please visit our DUI Checkpoint Frequently Asked Questions Page!
We have received several emails about this incident and the public isn’t happy. What do you think? Waste of time and money? Should this be happening on the streets of Concord? For information and pictures from Concord’s last Smog point, click here.
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