Cops Demand Waze App Stop Alerting Drivers To DWI Checkpoints

The Waze app allows its users to alert other drivers on the app to surrounding issues like traffic jams, accidents, potholes, and where possible law enforcers are located on the road. New York Police Department put out a statement demanding the Google-owned traffic app to stop alerting its users to surround area checkpoints. The story originally broke from a publications called Streetsblog . The statement the publication received from the NYPD is below:

“The NYPD has become aware that the Waze Mobile application … currently permits the public to report DWI checkpoints throughout New York City and map these locations,” reads the letter by the NYPD’s Acting Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Ann Prunty. “Accordingly, we demand that Google LLC, upon receipt of this letter, immediately remove this function from the Waze application.”