I have more questions than comments because I know there are plenty of times at night people get pulled over for unnecessary reasons. Police want a reason or need a reason to pull someone over for their report at the end of the month because there is something happening every day to not have a report on someone. It says Burn was "obviously" drunk or under substance abuse because of bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, but was it stated specifically what exactly it was, what the substance was? The officer demonstrated the task many times, why? Why was each time not clear whether this man was under the influence or of use substance abuse if that is clearly why you had him step out of the car? On another note, if this man is a repeated offender why is it that so many people get out so easily and not face harsh punishments for repeated disregard for law & or authority? The reports stated about Burn’s are quite serious in the matter that he seems like a time bomb; thus, is that the reason or is it the matter that he “has a record” to single him out as a liability.
kmm7j, you do bring up valid points. I do not like cops pulling over anyone, but this sounds like a legit stop. One, if your lights are messed up at all and you are on Main Street at midnight, you will be pulled over! just a fact, I have witnessed it and been a part of it. Second, you would not be able to tell what type of drug someone is on. This is the reason for the vague description. Third, I would assume he repeated plenty of times because the guy could not perform the tasks, and repeating the tasks for the guy would not allow a defense attorny to say the tasks were confusing later. I do completely agree DUI bonds are way too low. I read a story today about a man who ran over two people after falling asleep, his third DUI, and his bail was $9500. 800 bucks is ont going to change this guy.