Haslar clocked Fontaine doing 45 mph, so he pulled Fontaine over. A bubbly Fontaine provided the patrolman his license, insurance card, and registration.
Fontaine’s exuberance caused the Haslar to suspect criminal activity.
Appellate level denial of police state prerogatives? Unheard of.
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