|Canoe Loading Area on a Holiday Weekend|
We ran four checkpoints over the holiday weekend. I was responsible for recording license plate numbers, citations, and verbal warnings. We needed to record those statistics and the number of cars stopped for further use. We pulled people off the road for driving under the influence, we cited others for possession of drugs and/or paraphernelia, and we cited people for open containers. I witnessed a good amount of standard field sobriety tests and vehicle searches from working these checkpoints. I also rode with Ranger Sanders when we took a man charged with DUI to jail. Watching the Rangers talk to people during the brief stop of a sobriety checkpoint sets a good example for the way I need to contact people within the profession. You must be well aware of your surroundings: the oncoming traffic, the traffic in line that you will be contacting, the driver you are in contact with, the passengers within the vehicle, the smells coming from the vehicle you are in contact with, and the conversation at hand. I may even be missing some other instances, but I'm still an intern right?
|Recording a Ticket Within IMARS|