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Drifting ok for lane vio stop S v Woodruff

Posted by attorney Kenneth Vercammen



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Drifting within a Lane Supports MV Stop by Cops - State v. Woodruff __ NJ Super __ (Law Div. Mercer 2008)

In this Law Division opinion a court construed the provisions of this part N.J.S.A. 39:4-88(b). The Law Division held that it is not necessary for the State to demonstrate that weaving in a lane would affect the safety of other drivers. The Court also held that two instances of observed weaving within a lane constituted sufficient reasonable suspicion for the officer to effect a motor vehicle stop of the offending auto. Source: Muni-Mail 11/24/2008

Kenneth Vercammen is the 2008 Municipal Court Attorney of the Year by the Middlesex County Bar Association. He was selected one of only three attorneys as a Super Lawyer 2008 in NJ Monthly in the Criminal DWI category. Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association.?? He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section. He is the Deputy chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division. He was a Municipal Prosecutor for 9 years and currently is a lecturer for the NJ State Bar Association on Criminal, Municipal Court and Litigation cases.

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