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Know your rights when you are pulled over

Defense attorney Tony Coleman was interviewed by Oklahoma’s News 9 discussing safety during traffic stops.  According to Coleman, if you think an area is too dark or unsafe, attorneys suggest you move to a well lit spot.  Many people are concerned with their safety during traffic stops due to the recent arrest of Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who is on paid administrative leave while in jail on a $5 million bond, accused of sexually assaulting several black women.

Coleman adds, its fine to keep driving to a comfortable location, but not to keep driving for miles.  Oklahoma City police recommend pulling over and calling 911 if you feel unsafe, then stay on the line. Most officers will not have a problem with a phone call going on, as long as you’re not actively engaged in the phone call.

Read the full story here.