On or about March 2, 2015, Newtown Township police performed a traffic stop on defendant Wurst at 8:15 p.m. While speaking with Wurst, the officer claims he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. Wurst was arrested on suspicion he was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol which rendered him incapable of safe driving. Wurst was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center where he had blood drawn. The blood results are pending.
You may be asking, “what was the reason Wurst was pulled over?” The arresting officer observed Wurst’s vehicle with illegal after-market lighting. Thus he initiated a traffic stop as illegal after-market lighting, such as neon ground effects, lighted windshield wiper nozzles, lighted license plate covers, etc, gives an officer all the probable cause he or she needs to perform a traffic stop.
Don’t make yourself a target. While after-market lighting may garnish you some extra attention, it may be attention, like in Wurst’s case, from law enforcement.