FL: Passengers are also detained for a reasonable time; def’s getting out of car reasonably delayed the stop while backup came

Officers could, as a matter of course, detain the passengers of a vehicle for the reasonable duration of a traffic stop without violating the Fourth Amendment. Although the traffic stop might have lasted longer than a routine, uneventful stop, it was prolonged not by law enforcement, but by the fact that defendant, one of the passengers, exited the vehicle and attempted to leave. Thus, for the officer to complete his mission safely, the detention was reasonably extended in order for backup officers to arrive and assist with the driver and defendant. Defendant’s actions made the stop “anything but routine” for Rodriguez purposes. Presley v. State, 2017 Fla. LEXIS 1901 (Sept. 20, 2017), aff’g Presley v. State, 204 So.3d 84 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016) and rejecting Wilson v. State, 734 So.2d 1107 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).

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