Monday, March 28, 2011

Blackberry Pulls Applications that Notify Users of Local DUI Checkpoints

March 24, 2011 - Four Senators from Nevada, New York, New Jersey and New Mexico sent a letter Tuesday asking Google, Apple and Blackberry to either disable or discontinue selling downloadable applications that allow Blackberry devices, iPhone & iPad, and Android devices to identify locations of local police DUI checkpoints.  The senators wrote to these companies: “we know that your companies share our desire to end the scourge of drunk driving, and we therefore would ask you to remove these applications from your store unless they are altered to remove the DUI/DWI checkpoint functionality.”

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of Blackberry, has agreed to pull all downloadable applications in its operating systems that identify local DUI checkpoints from its online store.  The senators were very pleased by RIM’s prompt response and they hope Apple and Google follow suit.

If you or someone you love have been arrested for DUI, it is critical you contact a skilled DUI defense attorney to review your case.  An experienced criminal defense attorney will aggressively defend your rights and make sure you get the best possible outcome on your case.  Contact the Parker Law Center today at 800-805-8804 for a free consultation.

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