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Unformatted text preview: The customs agents waited 16 hours and Montoya still did not go to the bathroom so they received a warrant for an x-ray and found 88 balloons full of cocaine and Montoya was arrested Question Is the 16 hour detention of a suspected balloon swallower a reasonable stop? Yes Reason The risk is greater at the border and no reasonable suspicion is necessary to do a search They received reasonable suspicion after the long wait which warranted the x-ray Michigan v Sitz Facts Michigan state police set up a sobriety checkpoint program The average delay was only about 25 seconds out of 126 cars 2 were detained for sobriety testing and one was arrested Question Was the DWI roadblock an unreasonable seizure? No Reason Because of the minimal time delay and the minimal intrusion it is considered reasonable...
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- Spring '08