TN: DUI checkpoint invalid: No advance warning, no bidirectional stopping, bad planning because traffic backed up right away, didn’t follow procedures

“The State has failed to show that the checkpoint was established and operated in accordance with predetermined operational guidelines or with supervisory authority that minimized the risk of arbitrary intrusion on liberty and limited the officers’ discretion at the scene.” No advance warning, no bidirectional stopping, bad planning because traffic backed up right away, didn’t follow established rules, and there was but this DUI arrest. State v. Franklin, 2018 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 640 (Aug. 21, 2018) (50 pages, single spaced).

Defendant’s post-conviction claim that he didn’t know the facts of the controlled buy, and he wanted to challenge it and not plead guilty is belied by the record. Watkins v. State, 2018 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 631 (Aug. 17, 2018).*