NightRider wrote: JKTex wrote:
If they claim you didn't hold your lane, then they had a reason, weak or not, to check you out. As far as I know, changing lanes through a turn is no different than changing going straight, same rules apply, but not holding lane position leads me to think what they saw was non-commitment to any lane which late at night can easily mean having a little extra swagger often meaning you may have a little extra stagger.
I will state that this may be true. BUT I will also state that the officer did not perform a sobriety test OR a breathalyzer, nor did he even ask me if I had a drink that night. Wouldn't that lead me and others to believe that he was far from worried about that fact that I may or may not have had to many to drink? And that this was in-fact a stop to simply let me know that I need to hold my lane? This seems to dismiss all of this board members claims that the officer could have had suspicions of my drunkenness... Again, this is truly an eggshells issue.
And I promise you all my dealings (personal & professional) are of a completely legal nature.
Could be that they thought it was obvious at that point that you hadn't been drinking and didn't need to go there.....but they may have been more thorough to get your reaction in case you were "other" than drinking.
Or, (I love playing speculation) keep in mind what's finally made it into the public eye in FM in the last 1-2 years as far as drug related activity. That didn't just pop up one day, there was plenty of activity on the streets and in the neighborhoods by multiple LEA's for long before it went public. Those kinds of things never stop.
The bottom line is, you never really know what they're keeping their eyes out for, or what's going on in the under belly of the streets (yes, FM has an underbelly, hiding beneath the pretty bubble most people think they live in
) and sometimes we just get lucky and end up in their sights.
Ok, I'm tapped out; someone else "speculate", or just make some "stuff" up.
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." - Ronald Reagan