Court rules that having facial acne while driving constitutes probable cause for police to detain you
by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, May 12, 2014
A federal appeals court has recently ruled that driving a vehicle with your hands at the “ten and two” position is reason enough for police to pull you over, even if no traffic laws have been violated.
Additionally, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled, a driver having facial acne is sufficient enough “evidence” for police and federal agents to suspect him of being a drug smuggler.
According to the website Police State USA, the ruling stems from an incident which took place April 18, 2012, when a U.S. Border Patrol agent driving down a highway saw a white pickup truck heading in the opposite direction roughly 40 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border, a point that is well within the United States.
‘She had acne on her face’