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How to handle a DUI stop in Pennsylvania

While the holiday season is meant to be festive and reflective, it may not be so for law enforcement officers across Pennsylvania. They are charged with keeping roads safe and getting dangerous drivers off the road. Also, December is deemed National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, so we expect a number of people to be stopped on suspicion of DUI.

The old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" holds true here. With that said, it is important to know how to handle DUI stops.

Keep it cool - Sarcastic remarks and aggressive tones will only give the officer more reason to ask you "to step out of the vehicle." This question almost always leads to an arrest. To avoid this situation, keep a cool head and be polite.

Avoid aggressive moves - Officers are trained to see quick moves as acts of aggression, and they react to such moves with higher levels of force. Essentially, if you reach quickly for your registration, the officer will quickly reach for his (or her gun). Because of this, avoid making quick moves and ask the officer if you can reach for something that is currently concealed.

Maintain eye contact - Officers rely on eye contact to give them clues. Bloodshot eyes suggest that a person has been drinking, despondent (sleepy) eyes suggest marijuana use, and cold stares indicate aggression. So as we discussed previously, keep a cool, polite rapport with your eyes.

We wish our readers a happy and festive holiday season.

Source: TrafficTicketSecrets.com, Traffic Stop Do's and Don'ts

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