This is How to Get Arrested While on the Road
21 Nov 2016
Road Safety Tips to Save Lives
Despite the array of irresponsible endeavors one could engage in while behind the wheel, only some will result in arrest and a free ride downtown. This may sound hard to believe, but it is true. Surprisingly, it’s difficult to get arrested while driving a vehicle, but that doesn’t mean it won’t occur under some circumstances. Should you be pulled over then be nice; a little courtesy goes a long way. In this article, we will examine some of the silly things that people do behind the wheel:
One offence that’s stupid but likely won’t result in an arrest is distracted driving. This is something that has reached unacceptable popularity in recent years. While some states have laws about having a phone up to your ear when driving, there are no laws that say you cannot use one on “speaker phone.” However, doing this will take your eyes off the road, as well as messing around with car accessories, an infotainment system, and other distractions. Don’t even get us started with eating when driving. The Sales Manager at Patrick Land Rover of Naperville, a full-service car dealer in Naperville, IL, discourages it!
It’s unusual to get arrested for reckless driving. Rather, a ticket is more likely and the cop may have the option to make you get another ride home. Getting put into handcuffs and arrested is unlikely, though.
Mouthing off to law enforcement isn’t a crime, even if it is a dumb thing to do. Think about it, swearing, yelling or otherwise being disrespectful will only decrease your chance of escaping with a warning during a traffic stop. However, in no case is it grounds for arrest.
What WILL get you Arrested
There are only about three things that will do this: First, driving intoxicated or otherwise impaired will. If a police officer suspects that you are drunk, he/she has the legal right to pull you over and check you for this very thing. You are undoubtedly aware of this kind of routine. They will ask you to exit the car, ask you some questions, and then ask you to perform a physical action such as walking in a straight line. If the officer feels that you’re intoxicated, he/she will likely arrest you, put you in handcuffs and take you to the station. Your car will towed from the place you left it.
Another way you may find yourself with handcuffs on is if you are caught during a crime. If you just had an automobile accident and you leave the scene, that’s quite illegal. A responding police officer will arrest you immediately when you are caught.
A final way that you may be arrested is if there’s an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer that pulls over your car will usually take your personal identification back to their car and check to see if you’re wanted by a law enforcement agency. If they discover that you are wanted for a crime, you will likely be arrested and brought to jail! There you will be processed for your stay.