NYPD to Google: revealing the location of DUI checkpoints puts general public at risk

Tech News   |   02/07/2019 - 2:56pm   |   by A.Rider   |   167
07. feb NYPD to Google: revealing the location of DUI checkpoints puts general public at risk

The New York Police Department sent a cease and desist letter to Google today, demanding that the company stop displaying DUI/DWI checkpoints in its Waze and Maps applications.

"Individuals who post the locations of DWI checkpoints may be engaging in criminal conduct since such actions could be intentional attempts to prevent and/or impair the administration of the DWI laws and other relevant criminal and traffic laws," the NYPD said in a statement. "The posting of such information for public consumption is irresponsible since it only serves to aid impaired and intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and encourage reckless driving. Revealing the location of checkpoints puts those drivers, their passengers, and the general public at risk."

Source: Android Police

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