Drunk Drivers Can Weave

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court says drivers cannot be stopped simply for weaving within their own lane.

The decision comes from a drunken driving case in Sauk County. A police officer stopped Robert Post for weaving in his lane and straddling the parking lane in Sauk City.

Court records say the five-time drunken driver had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was stopped.

A state appeals court threw out his conviction, ruling the stop violated the constitutional ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.

Prosecutors asked the Supreme Court to develop a clear rule that says weaving in your lane justifies a stop. But the Supreme Court refused, saying a stop should have more than that single circumstance.

Still, the court upheld Post's conviction, noting that not only was he weaving widely, he was partially in the parking lane.


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