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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019. 2:20 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has clarified the initial directive sent to his subordinates on Friday concerning rules for vehicular checkpoints on the highways.

Williams states the erroneous directive, which called for all passengers in vehicles to have their information taken and stored for future reference, “does not reflect the true directive and was quickly corrected with a second message.”

Specifically, the checkpoints are to target those committing crime on or using the highways, particularly in moving persons between districts to murder them and dispose of their bodies, and also to reduce fatalities resulting from driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

As Williams acknowledges, police cannot search all vehicles on all highways. Neither do they wish to cause inconvenience for law-abiding citizens traveling the roads.

“Whatever will be done,” Williams explains, “[will] surely be targeting known and convicted criminals, and those that the police have reasonable cause to suspect that they are doing or carrying illegal goods on our highways.

Any suspicious vehicles will be towed off the road to be searched, to keep the free flow of traffic going.

Citing the move as necessary to ensure safe travel and handcuff the criminal element, Williams asks the support and cooperation of all to ensure this works.

 

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