Despite the many irresponsible endeavors one could engage in while behind the wheel, only a few will result in arrest and a trip downtown. This might sound hard to believe, but it is true. In this article we will examine some of the silly things that people do behind the wheel and identify the only few that will get you arrested.
One offence that’s pretty stupid but likely won’t result in getting arrested is distracted driving. This is something that has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. While a few states have laws about putting a phone up to your ear when driving, there are no laws that say you cannot use one on “speaker phone.” Unfortunately, doing that can take your eyes off the road. And this is while you’re simultaneously playing around with your infotainment unit, car accessories and other distractions.
It is unusual to get arrested for careless driving. A ticket is far more likely and the cop may have the option to impound your vehicle and make you call for another ride home. Getting put into handcuffs and arrested is improbable, though.
So, what will get you in hand cuffs?
One way you may find yourself getting arrested is if you are caught during a crime. If you just had a car accident and you leave the scene, that’s very illegal. A police officer will arrest you immediately when you are caught. This is definitely what would happen according to the Service manager at Kolosso Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, a full-service car dealer in Appleton, WI.
Driving drunk or otherwise impaired will result in getting arrested. If a cop suspects that you are intoxicated, he/she has the legal right to pull you over and check you for intoxication. You’re undoubtedly aware of this routine. They’ll ask you to exit the car, ask you some questions, and then ask you to perform a physical action such as walking in a straight line. If the officer thinks that you are intoxicated, he/she will probably arrest you, put you in handcuffs and give you a ride in their car to a special destination. The car will towed from the spot you left it.
A final way that you may be arrested is if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The cop that pulls over your car will generally take your personal identification back to their car and check to see if you are wanted by a law enforcement agency. If they find out that you are wanted for a crime, you’ll likely be arrested and brought to the local jail for processing.
Surprisingly, it is pretty difficult to get arrested while driving a car, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen under select circumstances. Want to keep out of trouble? Put your phone away, keep your hands on the wheel and don’t drive drunk. Should you get pulled over try to be nice; a bit of courtesy goes a long way. People do stupid things on the road, but again cooperating with the police once caught can only help your situation.