Well congratulations to Jimmy Righeimer. Once again he found a way to get a free political ad from the Daily Pilot ("Incident about union's dislike for me," Sept. 26). I'm still amazed that for so long he wrote columns for your paper that were nothing more than campaign ads. His self importance lingers, however, when he states that in his meeting with the police chief and city manager "the three of us can find a solution to the placement and time of DUI checkpoints."
Let us look at another approach to Jimmy's actions. Follow the police directions, if you're unhappy after passing through the checkpoint, call the Police Department, ask for the watch commander and complain to him.
I know exactly where I would have ended up if I questioned police during one of their operations. But, hey, I'm just a Costa Mesa citizen, not a planning commissioner.