Q: Is it IMPROPER STOPPING ON A HIGHWAY VALID IF THE SAID HIGHWAY WAS A BLVD IN COLONIAL HEIGHTS VIRGINIA SHOPPING AREA.
I pulled over on SOUTH BLVD AT 11 PM DUE TO A CAR MALFUNCTION
DIRECTLY NEAR A CURB AND MY HAZZARDS WERE ON, IN COLONIAL HEIGHTS VA..
THE OFFICER SAID THAT IT WAS AN IMPROPER STOP ON A HIGHWAY..
A: Yes- according to Virginia code § 46.2-100:
"Highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel in the Commonwealth, including the streets and alleys, and, for law-enforcement purposes, (i) the entire width between the boundary lines of all private roads or private streets that have been specifically designated "highways" by an ordinance adopted by the governing body of the county, city, or town in which such private roads or streets are located and (ii) the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place used for purposes of vehicular travel on any property owned, leased, or controlled by the United States government and located in the Commonwealth.
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