reasonable suspicion

The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based on an anonymous tip that the driver is intoxicated without observing any traffic violations themselves, […]

July 4, 2012 DUI Arrests Illinois

The Illinois State Police and local police departments across the state begin a statewide crackdown on drunk driving on the July 4th holiday. The crackdown takes place every year under the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket programs. The mechanism for increased DUI enforcement is the roadblock. Police officers may […]

Ticket for improper lane usage used as basis for DUI stop

by Lewis Gainor on February 8, 2011

Traffic Stop | Swerving in Lane | Police Arrest Driver for DUI | Cook County | Improper Lane Usage | ILU 11-709

Every person who was arrested for driving under the influence in Illinois should look back at the traffic stop. The question that must be answered is, why was the defendant pulled over in the first place? A traffic stop is legally a seizure that falls under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The […]