"Over the past year, a half dozen California cities that impounded hundreds of cars driven by unlicensed drivers stopped at sobriety checkpoints have moved to end the lucrative practice.
Law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles and Oakland police departments, began providing these motorists, nearly all of them illegal immigrants, time to find a licensed driver to legally remove their vehicle from the checkpoint stop.
Now, state lawmakers are deciding whether to make such changes mandatory for all California police departments.""The Escondido Police Department seized 181 cars, a number seven times larger than the 23 drunken driving arrests made."
So for every drunk driver they catch, seven cars are stolen. This should lay the "They are just trying to catch drunk drivers" argument to rest. It is extremely obvious this is about one thing - MONEY