The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that anonymous tips that alert authorities to reckless driving are sufficient to warrant detention and questioning of drivers.
â€œThe anonymous tip reporting reckless driving indicated a sufficiently high risk of imminent injury or death to members of the public to warrant immediate intervention by law enforcement officials,â€ wrote state Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee in the courtâ€™s opinion, released today.
The ruling arose out of the 2003 arrest of Jerry Lee Hanning, who was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on Interstate 75 in Louden County and later was found to be intoxicated when approached by police in a McDonaldâ€™s parking lot.
Read the full report at the Chattanooga Times Free Press' Web site.
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