Police tell Google, Waze: Don’t share checkpoints with drivers

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NYPD to Google, Waze: Don’t Share Checkpoints with Drivers

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The New York Police Department is taking on one of the biggest companies online -- Google.

The NYPD is telling Google to remove checkpoint locations from the Waze app, WABC reported.

Officials with the Police Department took the step to send the company a cease and desist letter, telling Google to stop sharing the information.

According to the New York Times, the letter said, "The posting of such information for public consumption is irresponsible since it only serves to aid impaired and intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and encourage reckless driving."

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By sharing the information, the department said it puts drivers, passengers and the public at risk, the Times reported.

Google fired back saying that the by providing the checkpoint information to drivers, "allows them to be more careful and make safe decisions when they are on the road," WABC reported.

NYPD officials said they could "pursue all legal remedies" to stop the sharing of checkpoint locations, the Times reported.