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September 12, 2011

Ask a Trooper: Should we use cell phone to report impaired drivers?

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Things not to do; do not chase a car at high speeds or mimic the erratic driving behavior to stay with the alleged impaired driver, do not stay with them or pursue them if they realize what you are doing and are acting aggressive towards you or challenging you.

Also if their poor driving behavior is escalating because they are trying to get rid of you - disengage.

It seems like a lot to think about, but you will be fine most of this is in your head already; common sense, and the 911 dispatcher can assist beyond that.

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