DUI

The People v Hackett
1:31 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

High Court: A Swerve Justifies Traffic Stop

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a ruling that says police can pull someone  over for a DUI stop even if the driver drifts only slightly out  of his/her lane.

The case dates back to 2008, when a Will County Sheriff's deputy saw Dennis Hackett twice move his car from the left lane "slightly" into the right lane.

The deputy pulled over Hackett and arrested him on drunken driving charges.

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