Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maine Supreme Court hears 4th Amendment "traffic stop" case

The case was argued yesterday, June 15, 2011. It appears a Maine State Trooper, apparently investigating a noncriminal activity (speeding), stopped a motorcyclist to ask if he "had seen which way a driver in a red Pontiac the trooper suspected of speeding had gone." The man was evidently intoxicated, and was charged accordingly.

The incident took place three and a half years ago! The reason it took so long to get to this point is that the officer involved was soon after deployed to Iraq.  

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