State Troopers will be looking for drunk drivers over the next two weeks as there will be enhanced patrolling over the twin cities for DWI. The Minnesota state patrol looks for drunk drivers and looks for key signs such as speeding and erratic driving. The State Patrol will be looking at other key signs to initiate a traffic stop such as crossing over the centerline, weaving, wide turns, and failure to signal while making a turn. There are many other scenarios where a State Trooper can make a valid stop such as wellness or safety checks or cars parking in a park after hours. It is common for Troopers to respond to a 911 call of erratic driving. Other reasons for a stop may include things like texting and driving and sleeping drivers in their cars also known as slumpers and missing taillights.
Officers in Minnesota only need a reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop. Reasonable suspicion means that there is a rational belief or presumption that a crime has been or is being committed. If an officer believes he has a reason to pull the car over, then an officer can begin to investigate further. Typically an officer will do an investigation and use a preliminary breath test on the side of the road and will conduct field sobriety tests. Typically, when detecting DWI and DUI offenses, officers will look to whether the driver has watery, glossy, and blood shot eyes. Officers will also look to whether they smell an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, fumbling of insurance or drivers license cards and weather the driver has a steady gait after being asked to exit the vehicle. Officers typically ask drivers to do field sobriety tests including standing on one leg, walking in a straight line, and looking to weather the drivers eyes are moving in a smooth pursuit.
For more information on valid traffic stops and whether the officer has sufficient probable cause in your case, contact Keller Law Offices. If charged with DWI, it is your right to challenge the evidence in your case. This means that a driver charged with DWI can challenge to initial stop and the subsequent DWI arrest. For more information contact Keller Law Offices.
If you have been charged with DWI, contact an attorney right away. Invoke your right to silence right away and call Keller Law Offices. Our phone number is also listed in many of the phone directories in the jails throughout Minnesota. Max Keller is a 24-hour criminal lawyer. Because Max Keller is a 24-hour criminal lawyer, the phones are answered in the middle of the night to offer guidance to individuals in custody. A 24-hour criminal lawyer is always available and willing to talk to people who are seeking legal advice. Keller Law Offices also offers a free consultation. The 24-hour criminal lawyers at Keller Law Offices will take the time to find out the facts and circumstances before giving any legal advice. Call 612-210-0629 if you have been charged with a crime. Keller Law Offices offers payment plans in most cases. We will talk with you about the process and steps that need to be taken to handle your case. We are aggressive and will take your case to trial..