One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause a driver to move to the side of the road to be charged for a traffic offense.‘he was pulled over for speeding’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Police pulled him over and administered a breathalyser test, which he failed.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I'm the police officer who pulled you over once because one of your taillights were out.’
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