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Can a police officer run a license plate without just cause?


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Answered 2009-07-03 04:35:43

There is no such thing as "just cause" when a police officer runs a license tag. It's part of his job to do so. Depending on how busy they may be doing other work police officers may randomly run dozens of license tags a day.

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