Law’s Michael Benza sounds off on fake drug checkpoints to identify suspicious drivers

Fake drug checkpoint in Mayfield Heights is legal, experts say

The Plain Dealer: Experts confirmed that using fake drug checkpoints to identify suspicious drivers is legal. Michael Benza, senior instructor of law, said motorists often don’t know their rights. “You must stop when an officer pulls you over for a traffic violation, but it does not necessarily mean they can search your car without your permission,” he said.

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