Wisconsin court upholds traffic stop ...

Wisconsin court upholds traffic stop of drunken driver

There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 27, 2009, titled Wisconsin court upholds traffic stop of drunken driver. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Wisconsin Supreme Court said police were within their rights to pull over a drunken driver whose vehicle briefly crossed the center line.

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“Don't Say Like Dat”

Since: May 08


#1 May 27, 2009
sober up man

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 27, 2009
"Justice Annette Ziegler said the stop was reasonable because Popke was driving erratically at 1:30 a.m."

So if he was driving erratically at 1:30 p.m., as many drivers in Wisconsin are prone to do, it would have been unreasonable? The time of day has nothing to do with it. The officer obviously had a suspicion and the crossing of the center line provided the probable cause for him pulling him over.

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 27, 2009
the driver,s alcohol level was 3xs the legal limit, How could he have the nerve to object to being pulled over?? Make him pay for everybodies time wasted!!!

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