Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. If somebody is speeding on Egan, is it legal for a JPD officer to cross the ditch to turn around to pull somebody over?
Dear Juneau Resident,
Yes, but there are cautions. Crossing the median has risks and is hard on the cars so it is not something to do for someone going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. It really is a totality of the circumstances that justifies or fails to justify the crossing the median. This includes seriousness of the subject driver's conduct, amount of traffic in each direction, weather (visibility and saturation of turf), etc...