When the officer asks the driver to get his information often he is trying to observe how much difficulty the driver has in completing this task. If the driver fumbles around a lot to get to his information or even gives the officer something other than what he asked, this will arise further suspicion and build stronger evidence against the driver in the officer’s mind. Just the fact that the driver is acting nervous is not enough because that certainly is not enough since that is not out of the ordinary for someone who has been pulled over by the police.

Rather what officers are looking for are behaviors that demonstrate a slow reaction time, sluggish behavior, and the inability of the driver to follow or understand simple instructions. It should be noted that no one of the factors mentioned is alone enough but that the officer takes a variety of factors and considers them all together in order to reach the level of probable cause needed to make an arrest.

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