States Ask Apple, Google to Ban DUI Checkpoint Apps

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Two attorneys general have called on Google and Apple to ban DUI checkpoint apps -- which allow drivers to find police checkpoints for drunken drivers -- from their phone application stores.

The move follows an announcement last week from four U.S. senators that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones, would block those apps from its online store.

Google said it removes apps from its Android Market that violate its content policies, but that DUI checkpoint apps in general "do not appear to violate those policies."