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oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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I'd venture to say that most cops that drive unmarked cars aren't working traffic.





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Hopeful Doc
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I'm going to get a flashing light a spencers and start pulling people over in my prius!



Enjoy your two years in prison.






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gatorhater08
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Enjoy your two years in prison


You are such a kill joy!






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joey barton
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Pretty sure that I saw an unmarked Charger on a traffic stop on I-10 in MS. They had been sitting on the interstate for a while (I passed them earlier in the day)





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NaturalBeam
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I never realized how many unmarked cop cars were on the road until I was working in an office in 2003 and a cop got shot and killed a couple of streets over. All of a sudden there were 50 cop cars and probably 30 unmarked cop cars flying all over the place. Like old, beat up jeep wranglers and shite. I had no idea there were that many out there.





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redneck
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you deserve to go to jail for driving a prius you pussy





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gatorhater08
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you deserve to go to jail for driving a prius you pussy


Guess i should of used my sarcasm font.






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redneck
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mss1616
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you deserve to go to jail for driving a prius you pussy


How does one pull a speeder over in a prius? wait till they pass him and hope that he can cut over behind just in time so maybe they would pull over?






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Hopeful Doc
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Isn't it true that you are not required to pull over for an unmarked car?



In short, no, that is not true.


In long form:

LINK

32:125
quote:

A. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible or visual signals, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection, and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.




32:56
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A. No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer or weights and standards police officer invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic.

B. No person shall fail or refuse to comply with the instruction or direction of any traffic control device which has been erected under authority of this Chapter or other law of this state.




RS 32:1
quote:

"Authorized emergency vehicle" means a vehicle of a fire department, a vehicle of the weights and standards police force, a police vehicle or bicycle...







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TigersSEC2010
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Pretty sure that I saw an unmarked Charger on a traffic stop on I-10 in MS. They had been sitting on the interstate for a while (I passed them earlier in the day)


I remember driving around in Utah and Nevada last year they had badass, blacked out, unmarked cop cars everywhere. They'd just sit on the side of the road and wait for people to speed. I saw Jeep Wranglers, Yukons, Chargers, Durangos, Tahoes. All the good shite.






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lighter345
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This post was edited on 1/17 at 5:04 pm


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Hopeful Doc
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I remember driving around in Utah and Nevada last year they had badass, blacked out, unmarked cop cars everywhere. They'd just sit on the side of the road and wait for people to speed. I saw Jeep Wranglers, Yukons, Chargers, Durangos, Tahoes. All the good shite.



A lot of unmarked vehicles are seized vehicles (typically used for drug smuggling).


ETA: Typically PREVIOUSLY used for smuggling drugs.



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dewster
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Would you pull over if a cop followed you with a red Dodge Ram with tinted windows and a stabbin cabin? How about a Ford cargo van with no markings?

I'm not sure I'd pull over if I wasn't damn sure it was a cop.






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NaturalBeam
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Would you pull over if a cop followed you with a red Dodge Ram with tinted windows and a stabbin cabin? How about a Ford cargo van with no markings?

I'm not sure I'd pull over if I wasn't damn sure it was a cop.
You'll definitely get some leeway for driving to a populated, lit area. I'd put your flashers on to signal that's what you're doing though.






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Hopeful Doc
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I'm not sure I'd pull over if I wasn't damn sure it was a cop.



First thing you do it put on your flashers to acknowledge you aren't fleeing (if it is, in fact, an officer).

Then you call 911, and you describe the vehicle and ask the operator if the vehicle is, indeed, an unmarked unit with an officer attempting to pull you over. If so, pull over. If not, request a marked unit come investigate the situation, and make your way to the nearest police station.

It's always OK to drive to a populated, well-lit area (assuming you do so at a safe (slower than the speed limit, not trying to 'shake' the officer) speed with your flashers on (acknowledging the vehicle that you see them). Never attempt to drive to your home.






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TigersSEC2010
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I'm not sure I'd pull over if I wasn't damn sure it was a cop.


If this occurs, put on your flashers to show you see their lights, then call the police department and request that they verify that the vehicle is, indeed, a police officer. If you want you can get a marked vehicle to come meet you.

They're not going to run up the charges on you for not immediately pulling over to an unmarked vehicle like they would a marked unit, especially after some of the people they've busted impersonating cops.






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TigersSEC2010
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Hopeful Doc


Shit, looks like I basically posted what you did. Almost word for word.






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Hopeful Doc
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You're a few parentheses away from being me. Scary thought.






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Scoop
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I've been thinking about this lately and I'm glad someone brought up.

It bothers me that the cops are going to tricked out rides with the lights in the grills.

They should be more modest and professional, not try to look like bad asses.






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