In this archive episode, Dennis discusses case laws surrounding anonymous calls on a 9-1-1 line about erratic driving. Recorded on 01/07/2018.
State of NJ v. Golotta 2003 – In this search-and-seizure case, a cell-phone user telephoned a 9-1-1 operator to report that a particular motor vehicle was being driven erratically on a public road. The question presented is whether that call and the information that it imparted provided a constitutional basis for the police to stop the identified vehicle. Given the significant risk of death or serious injury to the public and to the vehicle’s driver implicated by such a call, and in view of the other factors discussed below, we hold that the answer to that question is yes. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nj-supreme-court/1452816.html