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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:50 AM

Indiana Supreme Court clarifies traffic stop rules

INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Supreme Court issued two rulings Tuesday clarifying when police can stop or enter a vehicle after receiving a third-party report of a motorist in danger.

Around 1 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2014, Fishers police were called by a gas station attendant and told that a woman, later identified as Mary Osborne, was "stuck underneath her vehicle in the parking lot."

Officer Jason Arnold was dispatched to the gas station but arrived just as Osborne was driving away, according to court records.

He followed Osborne, and even though she did not commit any traffic infractions or criminal conduct, Arnold pulled her over based on his concern for her well-being.

Read more: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-supreme-court-clarifies-traffic-stop-rules/article_06dfae53-22a1-5bab-bc6e-d6d34bc3f5f6.html

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