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What reason do city police in the State of Ohio need to pull

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What reason do city police in the State of Ohio need to pull over a driver? Re: they pulled my brother over 'cuz they didn't like the way his car looked. Rust, bent bumpers, but he passed the EPA test and all the lights and signals work. They did not impound the car, but my brother got a DUI, which I am not defending him for, but he told my brother he pulled him over 'cuz the car is a wreck.
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An officer needs probable cause that a crime likely has or is being committed in order to pull a vehicle over. The way a vehicle looks is generally not enough to pull the vehicle over without more. If the officer observed a condition of the vehicle that he/she believe was a violation, then he/she can make the stop. If the officer pulled the vehicle over because he/she thought the vehicle looked like the kind of car someone committing a crime would drive, that's not enough.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX see his ticket, then maybe i'll contact you again, his court date is: april 7 2009
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