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Posted May 02. 2013 12:39PM

Wakefield selectmen defend sobriety checkpoints funded by federal debt

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Resident Steve Brown said he thought the sobriety checkpoints violate the Fourth Amendment (prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures) and also questioned the value of a checkpoint since people are told in advance about it. In his opinion using roving patrols was a better use of the money. "Besides, it's federal money, and the fed doesn't have any."