If a person is driving on a public road and is in compliance with posted traffic laws and has a valid registration the police have no reasonable suspicion to stop that vehicle.
It is not against the law to drive on public roads at any hour of the night or day.
Chief, you better talk to a decent attorney unless you want to get sued.
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Is Lookout Mountain is trying to set a precedent for law enforcement? I guess if not having that silly sticker on your vehicle is grounds for a “field interview” on the big hill then it would be no different than the CPD pulling a vehicle over under the same terms for scanning your plate and not having a city sticker.
Better yet, if you’re driving in Hamilton County and your vehicle is not registered in Hamilton County it must be time for a “field interview”. Maybe even the THP and GSP could pull the same “field interviews” for out of state vehicles.
See where this is going? I agree with Mr. Hopkins, Chief Wells had better have some really good attorneys on standby.