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Common Reasons Why Police Pull Over Suspected Drunk Drivers
Common Reasons Why Police Pull Over Suspected Drunk Drivers

In order for law enforcement officials to pull over a suspected drunk driver, they must have reasonable suspicion to make the initial traffic stop. Although committing a traffic violation such as speeding or running a red light can prompt a traffic stop, sometimes an officer ...

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