Pulled over for this?

Adower

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Wanted to get some input from some LEO's here on why a stop like this would even be initiated.

I was driving home with my wife in my truck when the LEO lit me up. Pulled over and he said he lit me up because my ball hitch was partially blocking a digit on my license plate (you can obviously make out the digit on the plate if you're not blind).

He then asked if I was on probation or had any weapons in the car. I told him no, gave him my license/registration. He took it back to his car and then came back and let me go.

Seems like he was fishing for something.
 
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It’s called a pretext stop, he was looking for more which is why you didn’t get a ticket. There’s all kinds of reasons to do it like drunk driving or drug trafficking like dwest mentioned. Could be a bolo out for a vehicle like yours that was involved in a crime. We used to see cars from another nearby town park briefly in an area know for drug sales then find any stupid reason to stop it so we could try to start building PC to get into it and search occupants. Sometimes you stop the drug user that’s willing to talk and give us info on the dealer. With enough of those we could eventually get a warrant to take out the bigger problem. Dealers usually come with guns and significant amounts of dope which all stemmed from that late turn signal, blown plate lamp or in your case an obstructed plate.


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Should have told him you were a sovereign citizen and that you dont submit to unlawful stops, then drove away. It's what all SVTP'ers do.

We'd be seeing you beat to a pulp on youtube.

totally kidding lmao


oh man what do they always say.....

'Uh I'm traveling, i dont need to abide by the laws IM TRAVELING'
 

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