Spent the day up in Chicago with friends just hanging out and watching the Nascar race at Pocono. Good food and good friends, couldn’t ask for anything more. Well, it would have been nice if Stewart won, but hey, what can ya do?
I have a question for everyone:
On Friday night the girlfriend and I were returning from dinner in the Corvette when we came upon a roadblock that consisted of a bunch of cops. They were diverting some (not all) cars into a school parking lot and I was one of them. When asked why, they simply responded by saying they were performing a “safety check.” They asked for license, registration, and proof of insurance. I handed over everything and they asked where my front license plate was. I told them it was at home and they made us move the car over to a nearby cruiser where the officer wrote me out a citation for the missing front plate. I asked the officer, “So when did it become legal to pull over cars for no reason?” With a stupid look on his face, he said that he didn’t need a reason.
My question is, was this legal? Can they pull you over for no reason and did I have to comply? I’d appreciate any feedback. I can understand if I got pulled over for doing something illegal, but that wasn’t the case.
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