City Grapples with Pull-Over Problem
After a publicized New Year's Eve incident where a man's car was rammed for not pulling over for police quickly enough, Minneapolis police are questioning how long a driver can delay the stop without getting in trouble.
Sunday's report by the Star Tribune said that after an incident where a man who was attempting to exit a busy freeway before pulling over was rammed, police are admitting the officer did break protocol.
Police also say the man could have pulled over sooner, despite worries of a snow-covered shouler and his children in the backseat.
While state laws state a driver must pull over "immediately", that doesn't mean slamming on the breaks. Police feel there is room for common sense, and it should be used before pulling over in a potentially dangerous area.