Eugene, OR asked in DUI / DWI for Oregon

Q: Is swerving WITHIN your own lane a lawful stop in reference to a DUII in the state of Oregon?

I do not believe this is an infraction of any kind, but does it justify the stop?

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Michael G. Romano
Michael G. Romano
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It's not a traffic violation by itself, but swerving within a lane can be used by an officer to support a finding of reasonable suspicion for DUII. Whether or not the stop was lawful will depend on what other factors the officer is using to corroborate his/her belief that the swerving was a sign of driving while under the influence.

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