|Traffic Stop Laws|
|Jun 18, 2005 07:30 ET||Back | Print Article|
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|there was another post re to this iam sorry i would not pull over...After reading this..|
Not sure if you have received this information before but thought I
would forward on in case you are not aware .
MUST KNOW *677
I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *677. It was bout 1:00
p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An
UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. *Lauren's
parents have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked car on the
side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called
*677 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would
not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there
was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind
her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and
there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he
had back up already on the way Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car
behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car
behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground.
The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes
I never knew about the *677 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for
a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car.
Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a
safe&quiet; place. You obviously need to make some signals that you
acknowledge them (i.e. put on your hazard lights) or call *677 like
Lauren did. Too bad the cell phone companies don't generally give you this
little bit of wonderful information. *Speaking to a service representative at **Bell** Mobility
confirmed that *677 was a direct link to OPP Dispatch. So, now it's your turn to let
your friends know about *677. Send this to every woman (and person) you know; it may save a life.