MIL Civilian police coming on base for DUIs?

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  1. crazynova

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    I'm listening to the radio for my department, and one of the traffic units was called to the local Air Force base to get a DUI driver. He was allowed on base, determined the driver was DUI, towed the vehicle and arrested him. Is it normal for this? I though SF were base police and made all arrests on base? Is it different if the DUI driver is a civilian on the base?
     
  2. The Weasel

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    It was common in Germany. They would allow the Polizei to come on base and identify the car they suspected of having a drunk driver, they found the owner, administered the test, and they filed the paperwork, then handed him or her to the MP's.
     
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    While SF are federal police - if it's a civilian (non-family member) I think they defer prosecution to local courts rather than federal magistrate.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    It depends on the Installation Commander's written agreement with local law enforcement.
     
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    Only if it was a German citizen (or an American that ran from German Polizei or something but that rarely happened)


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