Border Patrol Checkpoints Return To North Hudson

Federal Border Patrol agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  have reinstated a controversial checkpoint in the south bound lanes of I-87 between exists 30 and 29 north of Schroon Lake in North Hudson, according to a report in the PostStar.

The check point  -- which was in place from last Thursday to Sunday -- is in the same area where four people were killed and 55 injured in two separate accidents in 2004. You can read the official National Transportation Safety Board Investigative reports here. The check points were suspended  a short time after the fatalities.

Teresa Moody, a special operations officer for the Border Patrol, told the PostStar in an email she could not comment on why the checkpoint resumed, or whether it would be set up again in the near future.

“The U.S. Border Patrol Border Patrol Swanton (Vt.) Sector makes intelligence-driven and risk-based decisions to identify the necessity to operate these temporary checkpoints.”