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Supreme Court: checkpoint violated 4th Amendment

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Supreme Court rules in favor of William Calhoun.

Back in 2012, Calhoun was charged with DUI after he failed a sobriety test administered by GPD at a sobriety checkpoint.

Calhoun alleged that the checkpoint violated his 4th Amendment rights relative to unreasonable search and seizure. The trial court denied his motion to suppress the evidence.

In today's decision, the Supreme Court reverses the trial court's decision ruling that the sobriety checkpoint in question violated the 4th Amendment and that the government failed to prove the checkpoint was in fact planned by supervisory level personnel and met GPD's guidelines for sobriety checks.

The case was sent back to trial court.
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