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Roberts: Decision could give drunk drivers ‘one free swerve’ – washingtonpost.com


Roberts: Decision could give drunk drivers ‘one free swerve’ – washingtonpost.com

The full Supreme Court said it would not review the 4-3 decision by Virginia’s high court that an anonymous tip about an allegedly drunk driver was not sufficient to give law enforcement a reason to stop the accused. In the instant case, a Richmond, Virginia police officer pulled over the defendant, Joseph A. Moses Harris Jr. based solely on an anonymous tip. The officer did not observe any erratic driving. The tip described the driver, the car and the direction he was traveling in. So the call was credible, yet would have been considered far more reliable if the caller was willing to be a witness. In Wisconsin, unidentified callers are scrutinized far more heavily than those where the caller is willing to participate in the prosecution of the offender.

If you are stopped for drunk driving as a result of a cell call you need to have this stop evaluated by an experienced OWI/DUI defense lawyer.

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