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Justices Give Green Light To Stops Over License Plates

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police officers have broad authority to pull over motorists whose license plates are not fully visible. The decision rejected an appeal from a man who was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia after he was stopped by Orlando police because a tag light and wires were hanging down over the license plate on the vehicle he was driving. Evidence found during the stop led to the possession charges.

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