Definition of pull someone over in US English:

pull someone over

phrasal verb

  • Cause a driver to move to the side of the road to be charged for a traffic offense.

    ‘he was pulled over for speeding’
    • ‘Or maybe it was the helpful police officer who pulled us over because the gas cap on the passenger side of the car hadn't been closed.’
    • ‘The morning after we arrived we were caught up in a police road block where we were pulled over and questioned.’
    • ‘Police pulled him over and administered a breathalyser test, which he failed.’
    • ‘Briefly stated, the applicant was driving a vehicle when he was pulled over by police, searched, arrested for possession of contraband cigarettes contrary to the Excise Act of Canada and the vehicle and its boxed contents seized.’
    • ‘I'm the police officer who pulled you over once because one of your taillights were out.’