An interesting column by a lawyer in the Globe and Mail earlier in the week. “Can police legally pull me over just to check something?” Well, Surete Quebec police officers have twice pulled me over for no good reason. Each time they did ‘not tell the truth’ about why I was pulled over. Each time the officer’s were polite and when I asked them for the real reason for pulling me over, they refused to answer and essentially ordered me to be on my way. The law permits police to pull you over to check your licence, registration and insurance, to check the mechanical fitness of the vehicle you’re driving, and to confirm your sobriety. And, if they observe you committing an offence. Considering a complaint? Blunt advice from friends, “don’t p–s off the SQ.”
Have you been pulled over by a cop and for no reason? Are you a police officer? Why ‘do’ you pull over a motorist? What are you guys looking for?